The Dangers of Ticks for Pets
Spring’s longer days and mild temperatures means that tick season is back. These sneaky critters are commonly found in wooded and grassy areas and wait for the opportunity to attach themselves to humans and animals as they pass by. Ticks are very small in size; some as small as a grain of sand and therefore very difficult to detect.
Aside from the “yuck” factor in having a tick attach themselves to you or your pet to feed, ticks can carry and transmit Lyme disease. The Blacklegged Tick (also referred to as a “Deer Tick”) poses the threat of transmitting Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease in humans and animals. It is important to know that not all types of ticks are known to transmit disease but you should always take precautions when walking in grassy/wooded areas.