Tick season is upon us. These little bloodsuckers climb on dogs and potentially transmit a variety of diseases. This makes it important to check for ticks whenever dogs have gone outside. Removing them before they can latch on is the best way to prevent tick-borne infection. While it is important to check for ticks everywhere on the dog’s body, this highlights six trouble areas that need special attention.
Most of these locations are either moist, dark, or both. Ticks love dark, dank environments so these areas are attractive to them. Be especially cognizant of the eyes. Ticks near the eyes are often mistaken for skin tags.
Ticks are pesky and potentially dangerous. Be wary whenever taking dogs outside, so ticks don’t have the chance to make them their next meal.
Preventing Ticks on Your Pets. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/on_pets.html
Preventing Ticks in the Yard. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/in_the_yard.html