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Ticks 101: A Quick Guide

1 month ago   |   By Pet Health Central

Super Smiley, blog dog, here sayin', “We pets need help in the battle against ticks!”
They not only carry diseases specific to their species, but they can pick up diseases from deer, birds and dogs, and then pass along those new diseases to more deer, birds, dogs and people!
They can find hosts by detecting our breath, our smells and some can even sense the shadow of an approaching meal.
They wait in position on a stick or bush, holding on with a few of their legs while their other legs are stretched out waiting for a dog to walk by. When the host animal comes near enough, they'll grab...
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Tick Geography 101

Tick Geography 101

1 month ago   |   By Pet Health Central

Where do ticks live? Each species that affects our furkids has a different geographic distribution. The main ticks that affect dogs and cats include the American Dog tick , the Brown Dog tick , the Lone Star tick , and the Deer tick or Blacklegged tick. These ticks are found throughout the United States, except Alaska.
Deer tick or Blacklegged tick :
The tick that's most famous is the Deer tick due to its ability to transmit Lyme disease. It can also transmit Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. This tick predominates along the eastern coast. It moves westward, extending to the eastern half of...
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