USE TICK PREVENTIVES ON YOUR PETS
Summer is nearly here, and yards are already greening up with the spring rains. That means it’s time to venture into the great outdoors – you and your pet.
Unfortunately, that will put you and your cherished friends within reach of deer ticks. The pests attach themselves to people and pets and proceed to gorge on their blood.
The danger ticks present is Lyme disease, which animals and people can get from the pests.
Cats don’t seem adversely affected by it, but Lyme disease can seriously harm dogs and people.
First off, a good flea and tick collar will be a good defense. Tufts recommends you buy products that carry a veterinary recommendation and are safe for all the critters in your home.
Also familiarize yourself with how to remove ticks.