TICKS! Why do we have to worry about them now?
Ticks can bite from 4 degrees Celsius and above. If spring comes early then ticks may show up earlier than in past years. Ticks can carry diseases such as Lyme disease that are very dangerous for our canine companions.
How to protect our dogs from Tick Borne Diseases?
1. Reduce tick exposure
2. Check for, and promptly remove ticks
3. Use tick preventive medications
4. Vaccinate your dog against Lyme disease.
Talk to your veterinary team about your dogs lifestyle and therefore risks in our area. They will be able to provide you with specific details as to the best preventative options in your situation. A great web site for further information about this and other diseases of risk to our pets is www.wormsandgermsblog.com.