How did my dog get ticks?

Ticks wait for host animals on the tips of grasses and shrubs. Ticks are not commonly found in trees. When brushed by a moving animal or person, they quickly let go of the vegetation and climb onto the host. Ticks can only crawl; they cannot fly or jump. Some species of ticks will crawl several feet toward a host. Ticks can be active on winter days if the ground temperatures are above 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius). These parasites prefer to stay close to the head, neck, feet and ear area. In severe infestations, however, they can be found anywhere on a dog’s body.

My Dog Has Been Bitten by a Tick! What Should I Do?

Remove the tick, contact us at 810 678 3938, we can recommend products that will help you to prevent future infestation. We may also perform blood tests to rule out diseases transmitted by ticks such as Lyme disease and Erlichiosis.

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