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Infographic: The Tiny but Terrible Tick

We think it’s safe to say that everyone hates ticks, those horrible little blood-sucking insects that attach to our dogs, cats, us—and other creatures.  They are not only an ugly annoyance but can carry diseases and make “their hosts” very sick.  Ticks are the worst in the spring. 

As this infographic points out, to keep pets safe, owners should perform daily tick checks on their dogs and their cats if they go outside. If a tick is found, it should be removed promptly with either a pair of tweezers or tick pliers. It’s important to make sure the entirety of the tick’s body is removed. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian regarding vaccination against Lyme disease, protection against parasites with preventatives and more information regarding local tick-borne illnesses.

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(Source:  The Vet Depot via Who Rescued Who newsletter)

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April 24, 2014 - Posted by | Cat Care, Cat Health, Dogs, Education, Newsletters about Cats, Newsletters about Dogs | , ,

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