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Ticks are parasitic arthropods that feed on the blood of their host. They are attracted to warmth and motion, and tend to hide tall grass, plants, shrubs and wooded areas.

When a tick finds itself a host it climbs on and attaches itself into the skin and starts feeding itself on the host’s blood. This can last several hours to several days before it detaches itself. Most ticks have four life stages; eggs, larvae, nymph, adult.

Some facts about ticks:

  • Ticks can live for several months to a years, depending on the species.
  • A female tick will lay hundreds to thousands of eggs at a time.
  • All stages of the tick except the egg have the ability and intent to find a blood meal.

Ticks are well known and loathed because they can carry a number of relatively serious diseases

  • Lyme disease
  • Tick-born disease
  • Ehrlichosis
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Babesiosis

After diagnosis it is recommended to have the tick removed and occasionally to go onto antibiotics. A blood panel is recommended to make sure the tick hasn’t passed on any diseases to your pet. If your pet is infested with tick(s), they can exhibit the following symptoms:

    • fever
    • lethargy
    • weakness
    • joint swelling
    • anemia
    • paralysis

There is a preventative cure to ticks though, both Revolution and Sentinel work at preventing them from really digging in.


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