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Don't Let Ticks Ruin Your Dogs Good Time!


Nobody likes ticks.

In fact, when it comes to ticks I can't think of a single redeeming quality.

While you may see the occasional ant farm or flea circus, the tick competes with the cockroach on the "likeability" scale!

Here's what you need to know to defeat them and prevent them from spoiling you and your dog's Summer fun...

What Makes a Tick "Tic"?

Did you know that ticks aren't insects? They belong to the same family as spiders (arachnids). That may explain why we humans find them especially unappealing!

The fact that it behaves like a tiny vampire makes the tick even more detestable. Technically, a tick is a blood sucking mite that can expand 20 to 100 times it's size as it feeds. (Gross). And ticks can spread Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, making them potentially lethal.

Ticks use their sharp mouth pieces to attach themselves to your dog's skin. Their favorite spots are the head, neck, ears, or feet. The scariest thing about them is the fact that ticks can go unnoticed.

Tiny as they are, they can attach themselves to you or your dog without being seen or felt. And especially if your dog has a dark coat, ticks will often continue to go unnoticed until they're well engorged with blood.

At that point, you still may not see them, but you'll certainly feel them by running your fingers or a fine toothed comb through your dog's coat. (I still remember finding one on our black poodle when I was a child. It looked like a small school bus, so I can only imagine how long it had been there! )

The Spring and Summer months are when ticks are most prevalent, but any time your dog has been in a heavily wooded area, she should be checked. Ticks like wooded, grassy, and damp areas best.

Two types of ticks are most commonly found on dogs--the brown dog tick and the American dog tick. But deer ticks and western black-legged ticks will feed on dogs too. Of course, the tick was captured before having a chance to feed. The average tick begins it's adventures approximately the size of a sesame seed. After making a meal of your dog's (or your) blood, it may reach the size of a small grape! ( I swear, the one I saw looked like a school bus...)

Aside from the risk of contracting Lyme disease or spotted fever from ticks, there's another concern: Too many ticks feeding on a single dog can cause severe anemia or a condition called tick paralysis.

Does and Don'ts of Tick Removal

A tick can be spotted fairly easily against a background of pink skin or a light colored coat. Check your dog all over, but especially around the head and neck, ears and paws. Against dark skin and coats, ticks virtually disappear, so you'll have to feel for them. Another option is to run a fine-toothed comb or flea comb through your dog's coat to loosen ticks that haven't "latched on" yet.

Please pay special attention to the following:

How to Avoid and Prevent ticks

Control and prevention of ticks is especially important in avoiding diseases associated with them.

What areas should you avoid? Wooded areas, tall grass, low brush, and damp areas are all attractive to ticks. They also are found in greater numbers in areas such as the Northeastern United States. No place is completely safe, though, since a person or animal can "give ticks a ride" from one place to another by carrying them on their skin, clothing or coats.

In parts of the country where the tick population is especially heavy and the risk of Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever especially great, your vet may suggest your dog be vaccinated against ticks. Weigh the pros and cons with your vet if that's what he or she recommends.

There are plenty of products on the market designed to repel and/or kill ticks. (Never use tick products designed for dogs on a cat -- it could kill her). Personally, I like all natural products for controlling fleas and ticks. All conventional products designed to kill/repel fleas and ticks are poisons of one kind or another, and can pose some risk to your pet. Garlic tablets, herbal shampoos, and botanical oils are among your choices. There's also a spray to relieve hot spots and irritated skin.

No more ticks!

At last, you and your pet can stay healthy and tick-free.Your dog will sure be glad you took the time to read up on ticks! Remember, natural products help your pets fight parasites better by keeping them strong, healthy, and toxin-free!

© 2004, Carolyn Schweitzer. Lifelong dog-lover, power-shopper, and former family dentist Carolyn Schweitzer is owner and editor of Great-Dog-Gift.com where she offers a wide range of choices for dog gift shoppers, plus shopping and gift-giving tips. (Also advice on dog care and feeding.)

Visit the site to view the full illustrated artice and learn where to find natural tick control products (links contained in article).

You can reach Carolyn by email at [email protected].


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Calming Treats for Pets - The Daily Beast
  1. Calming Treats for Pets  The Daily Beast
  2. Fireworks tough on some pets, but safety steps can help  Hamilton Journal News
  3. Expert tips to keep your pets calm during July 4th fireworks  WJXT News4JAX
  4. Guilford County animal services provides tips to keep pets safe this holiday  WFMYNews2.com
  5. Keeping pets safe this holiday weekend  WEAU
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Animal Owners are Responsible for Securing their Pets over the 4th of July Weekend - Alachua County
Animal Owners are Responsible for Securing their Pets over the 4th of July Weekend  Alachua County

Keep pets safe this summer, July 4th - Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Keep pets safe this summer, July 4th  Fort Leavenworth Lamp

Wilson Fairchild and fostering pets: Where The News Leads - The News Leader
Wilson Fairchild and fostering pets: Where The News Leads  The News Leader

Woman starts secure digital program for pet-finding - Spectrum News
Woman starts secure digital program for pet-finding  Spectrum News

Banfield Pet Hospital's secret to happier vets and healthier pets - DVM 360
Banfield Pet Hospital's secret to happier vets and healthier pets  DVM 360

Pets Don’t Just Make for Good Company—Sometimes They Help Sell Homes, Too - The Wall Street Journal
Pets Don’t Just Make for Good Company—Sometimes They Help Sell Homes, Too  The Wall Street Journal

Clay County Animal Services partners with Petco Love to return lost pets to their loved ones - WOKV
Clay County Animal Services partners with Petco Love to return lost pets to their loved ones  WOKV

Increase in pets being relinquished to shelters in North Dakota - KFYR
Increase in pets being relinquished to shelters in North Dakota  KFYR

Pets on the Plaza: Meet Lucky - 47abc - WMDT
Pets on the Plaza: Meet Lucky - 47abc  WMDT

American Pet Products Association Shares Essential Summer Products for Pets and Pet Owners - PR Newswire
American Pet Products Association Shares Essential Summer Products for Pets and Pet Owners  PR Newswire

Pets, Pets, Pets - Amityville Record
Pets, Pets, Pets  Amityville Record

New Ellwood nonprofit looking to help people feed their pets - Ellwood City Ledger
New Ellwood nonprofit looking to help people feed their pets  Ellwood City Ledger

Futile veterinary care for pets is widespread, American study finds - Horsetalk.co.nz - Horsetalk
Futile veterinary care for pets is widespread, American study finds - Horsetalk.co.nz  Horsetalk

Pets of the week – Chicago Tribune - Chicago Tribune
Pets of the week – Chicago Tribune  Chicago Tribune

Fireworks: A spectacle to see, but a danger to people, pets and the planet - San Antonio Report
Fireworks: A spectacle to see, but a danger to people, pets and the planet  San Antonio Report

🌱 Mom Arrested For Leaving Kids In Car + New Pets For Adoption - Patch
🌱 Mom Arrested For Leaving Kids In Car + New Pets For Adoption  Patch

Pets on the Plaza: Meet Sadie and Sarah - 47abc - WMDT
Pets on the Plaza: Meet Sadie and Sarah - 47abc  WMDT

Pets of the Week: Meet Sally & Nutella! – Corridor News - San Marcos Corridor News
Pets of the Week: Meet Sally & Nutella! – Corridor News  San Marcos Corridor News

Be Kind to Your Pets, Stop Using Stuff that Kills Them - The Fayette County Record
Be Kind to Your Pets, Stop Using Stuff that Kills Them  The Fayette County Record

Preparing You and Your Pet For Hurricane Season - Carolina Tails Magazine
Preparing You and Your Pet For Hurricane Season  Carolina Tails Magazine

Snoqualmie Valley Pets: Leadership 101-Building a Bond with your Dog - livingsnoqualmie.com
Snoqualmie Valley Pets: Leadership 101-Building a Bond with your Dog  livingsnoqualmie.com

Watch our Vote 4 the Best Pets winner on Local 4 - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Watch our Vote 4 the Best Pets winner on Local 4  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Saline County Senior Services helps older citizens, and their pets - Salina Journal
Saline County Senior Services helps older citizens, and their pets  Salina Journal

Solved! What Is Pet Liability Insurance for Renters, and Do I Need It? - Bob Vila
Solved! What Is Pet Liability Insurance for Renters, and Do I Need It?  Bob Vila

Family pets killed in Elyria fire - The Morning Journal
Family pets killed in Elyria fire  The Morning Journal

Pets & Pests: Comb through your options for the best critter control - The Burg News
Pets & Pests: Comb through your options for the best critter control  The Burg News

Tips on keeping pets safe during 4th of July celebrations - KABC-TV
Tips on keeping pets safe during 4th of July celebrations  KABC-TV

Face ID Pet Door Lets Your Pets in While Keeping Critters Out - My Modern Met
Face ID Pet Door Lets Your Pets in While Keeping Critters Out  My Modern Met

Dangers of foxtail grass: How it can kill pets - FOX 11 Los Angeles
Dangers of foxtail grass: How it can kill pets  FOX 11 Los Angeles

NEW BIZ: Waggers and Swaggers in Marble Falls outfits trendy pets - DailyTrib.com
NEW BIZ: Waggers and Swaggers in Marble Falls outfits trendy pets  DailyTrib.com

Pets of the week: Jasper, Mary and Pepsi are ready for adoption - Long Beach Press Telegram
Pets of the week: Jasper, Mary and Pepsi are ready for adoption  Long Beach Press Telegram

Keep These Barbecue Foods Away From Your Pets - The Takeout
Keep These Barbecue Foods Away From Your Pets  The Takeout

Ghost Simulator codes in Roblox: Free Pets, keys, and more (July 2022) - Sportskeeda
Ghost Simulator codes in Roblox: Free Pets, keys, and more (July 2022)  Sportskeeda

Lost & Hound: Find Toby In PA reunites missing pets with their families - The Burg News
Lost & Hound: Find Toby In PA reunites missing pets with their families  The Burg News

Alachua County Pets: Smudge, Bushy, Lupin, and Charlie Brown - WCJB
Alachua County Pets: Smudge, Bushy, Lupin, and Charlie Brown  WCJB

Black Desert: Pets Now Trainable for Tier 5 and Appointable as Alpha Pets - Player.One
Black Desert: Pets Now Trainable for Tier 5 and Appointable as Alpha Pets  Player.One

Pets, noise and fire: Fireworks concerns to consider on July 4 - Courier & Press
Pets, noise and fire: Fireworks concerns to consider on July 4  Courier & Press

Pets of the Week: June 30, 2022 - WSIL TV
Pets of the Week: June 30, 2022  WSIL TV

Patriotic Pets Celebrate + Granddaughter Loves Flag: MD July 4 Photos - Patch
Patriotic Pets Celebrate + Granddaughter Loves Flag: MD July 4 Photos  Patch

🌱 4th of July Parade Route Changed + New Pets Available For Adoption - Patch
🌱 4th of July Parade Route Changed + New Pets Available For Adoption  Patch

Tips to avoid leaving children, pets in hot vehicles - Picayune Item - Picayune Item
Tips to avoid leaving children, pets in hot vehicles - Picayune Item  Picayune Item

Reminder to never leave pets or children in hot car after person charged with dog's death in Horry County - WWAY NewsChannel 3
Reminder to never leave pets or children in hot car after person charged with dog's death in Horry County  WWAY NewsChannel 3

FIRE DEVASTATES KEY WEST HOMES; ALL PEOPLE & PETS ARE SAFE - Florida Keys Weekly
FIRE DEVASTATES KEY WEST HOMES; ALL PEOPLE & PETS ARE SAFE  Florida Keys Weekly

Central Garden & Pet Introduces GoodGood, a New Pet Wellness Brand Dedicated to Both Sides of the Pet-nership - Business Wire
Central Garden & Pet Introduces GoodGood, a New Pet Wellness Brand Dedicated to Both Sides of the Pet-nership  Business Wire

These pets make the best senior companions - Seniors Matter
These pets make the best senior companions  Seniors Matter

Pet stores, animal rescue advocates debate sales of popular pets in Clark County - Fox 5 Las Vegas
Pet stores, animal rescue advocates debate sales of popular pets in Clark County  Fox 5 Las Vegas

People With and Without Pets Blame Each Other for Disputes - The Korea Bizwire
People With and Without Pets Blame Each Other for Disputes  The Korea Bizwire

Arlington Pet of the Week: Hambone - ARLnow
Arlington Pet of the Week: Hambone  ARLnow

PG&E shares video on home hardening projects, emergency plan for pets - Plumas County Newspapers
PG&E shares video on home hardening projects, emergency plan for pets  Plumas County Newspapers

Smithtown Adoptable Pet Of The Week: Apple Fritter - Patch
Smithtown Adoptable Pet Of The Week: Apple Fritter  Patch

What to Look for in a Pet Insurance Company | The Ascent - The Motley Fool
What to Look for in a Pet Insurance Company | The Ascent  The Motley Fool

WoW pets turned into mounts by community member's toy design - PCGamesN
WoW pets turned into mounts by community member's toy design  PCGamesN

Waynesboro Police Department: Foxes rarely pose a threat to humans, pets - Augusta Free Press
Waynesboro Police Department: Foxes rarely pose a threat to humans, pets  Augusta Free Press

10 Best Chewy Blue Box Event Pet Deals (2022): Cat and Dog Supplies - WIRED
10 Best Chewy Blue Box Event Pet Deals (2022): Cat and Dog Supplies  WIRED

Extreme Solutions for Post-Pandemic Pet-Separation Anxiety - The New Yorker
Extreme Solutions for Post-Pandemic Pet-Separation Anxiety  The New Yorker

One Farm Introduces Ziggy Marley's Apawthecary Agility Powder - Pet Age
One Farm Introduces Ziggy Marley's Apawthecary Agility Powder  Pet Age

Charmy Pet introduces line formulated with Chinese herbs - Pet Food Processing
Charmy Pet introduces line formulated with Chinese herbs  Pet Food Processing

Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane, Maricopa County and Arizona Small Dog Rescue (6/29/22) - ABC15 Arizona in Phoenix
Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane, Maricopa County and Arizona Small Dog Rescue (6/29/22)  ABC15 Arizona in Phoenix

Can Pets Monkeypox? Experts Explain Risk to Dogs, Cats and Other Animals - TODAY
Can Pets Monkeypox? Experts Explain Risk to Dogs, Cats and Other Animals  TODAY

Upcoming special pet services offered by Panhandle Animal Welfare Society - WEAR
Upcoming special pet services offered by Panhandle Animal Welfare Society  WEAR

How Safe Are Secondhand Used Pet Supplies? - Earth911.com
How Safe Are Secondhand Used Pet Supplies?  Earth911.com

‘Fido Fixers' Van to Help Spay/Neuter Pets on-the-Go - NBC 10 Philadelphia
‘Fido Fixers' Van to Help Spay/Neuter Pets on-the-Go  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Do You Know How to Keep Your Pets Safe During a Disaster? - FEMA
Do You Know How to Keep Your Pets Safe During a Disaster?  FEMA

Why Should Kids Have Pets: 8 Evidence-Based Reasons - PsychCentral.com
Why Should Kids Have Pets: 8 Evidence-Based Reasons  PsychCentral.com

FTC Takes Second Action Against JAB Consumer Partners to Protect Pet Owners from Private Equity Firm's Rollup of Veterinary Services Clinics - Federal Trade Commission News
FTC Takes Second Action Against JAB Consumer Partners to Protect Pet Owners from Private Equity Firm's Rollup of Veterinary Services Clinics  Federal Trade Commission News

How to Get the Pet Leopard in Lost Ark - Twinfinite
How to Get the Pet Leopard in Lost Ark  Twinfinite

Adoptable Pets in St. Petersburg - The Gabber Newspaper
Adoptable Pets in St. Petersburg  The Gabber Newspaper

Pets Help AIDS Survivors Through 2 Pandemics - University of California, Davis
Pets Help AIDS Survivors Through 2 Pandemics  University of California, Davis

Majority of Hilton's hotels are now pet friendly - WTOP
Majority of Hilton's hotels are now pet friendly  WTOP

How pets give your kids a brain boost - BBC
How pets give your kids a brain boost  BBC

10 tips to protect your pets from fire - News 12 New Jersey
10 tips to protect your pets from fire  News 12 New Jersey

Pets of the week, June 22 | Local News | hickoryrecord.com - Hickory Daily Record
Pets of the week, June 22 | Local News | hickoryrecord.com  Hickory Daily Record

An Airbnb for your four-legged friends? Sniffspot lets pet parents rent private play spaces - WCVB Boston
An Airbnb for your four-legged friends? Sniffspot lets pet parents rent private play spaces  WCVB Boston

Pets of the Week - Meet Bruno & Charles - City of Arlington
Pets of the Week - Meet Bruno & Charles  City of Arlington

Insights on the Pet Services Global Market to 2027 - Featuring Barkly Pets, Bellevue Pet Sitters and Dogtopia Enterprises Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business Wire
Insights on the Pet Services Global Market to 2027 - Featuring Barkly Pets, Bellevue Pet Sitters and Dogtopia Enterprises Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Animal shelter to NRA and gun restriction foes: No pets for you - NBC News
Animal shelter to NRA and gun restriction foes: No pets for you  NBC News

Packed Bay Area Animal Shelters Need Help Finding Homes for Pets - NBC Bay Area
Packed Bay Area Animal Shelters Need Help Finding Homes for Pets  NBC Bay Area

LIST: Adoptable pets at the Houston Humane Society - KPRC Click2Houston
LIST: Adoptable pets at the Houston Humane Society  KPRC Click2Houston

Creative dog names that animal shelters use to help pets get adopted - TODAY
Creative dog names that animal shelters use to help pets get adopted  TODAY

Moore: Pet milk memories - Tyler Morning Telegraph
Moore: Pet milk memories  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Veterinarians Best Tips For Pet-Owners - BuzzFeed
Veterinarians Best Tips For Pet-Owners  BuzzFeed

Having a Pet Dog Could Protect You Against Crohn’s Disease and Improve Your Intestinal Health - SciTechDaily
Having a Pet Dog Could Protect You Against Crohn’s Disease and Improve Your Intestinal Health  SciTechDaily

Peachy and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week - The Arizona Republic
Peachy and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week  The Arizona Republic

In My Opinion: PET recycling lessons can transform industry - Plastics Recycling Update
In My Opinion: PET recycling lessons can transform industry  Plastics Recycling Update

Pet of the week: JJ - Fort Bragg Advocate-News
Pet of the week: JJ  Fort Bragg Advocate-News

Pets of the Week at Pasadena Humane - Pasadena Now
Pets of the Week at Pasadena Humane  Pasadena Now

311 Best Pet Quotes - Parade Magazine
311 Best Pet Quotes  Parade Magazine

The Great Crate Debate: Why It's Okay to Crate Your Pets - Psychology Today
The Great Crate Debate: Why It's Okay to Crate Your Pets  Psychology Today

Animal shelters struggle against overflow of abandoned pets - KSL.com
Animal shelters struggle against overflow of abandoned pets  KSL.com

New Data Shows Increase in Number of Pets Killed in U.S. Shelters for the First Time in 5 Years - PEOPLE
New Data Shows Increase in Number of Pets Killed in U.S. Shelters for the First Time in 5 Years  PEOPLE

What do veterinarians do for their own pets + best care tips - Insider
What do veterinarians do for their own pets + best care tips  Insider

Pets for adoption from local rescues | Home + Life + Health - Arizona Daily Star
Pets for adoption from local rescues | Home + Life + Health  Arizona Daily Star

Monroe County Animal Control features its Pets of the Week - Monroe Evening News
Monroe County Animal Control features its Pets of the Week  Monroe Evening News

Pets available for adoption - week of 06/06/22 | PHOTOS - Capital Gazette
Pets available for adoption - week of 06/06/22 | PHOTOS  Capital Gazette

Talking pets and parasites with U of M - UMN News
Talking pets and parasites with U of M  UMN News

Pets Plus Us Pet Insurance Review 2022 - Investopedia
Pets Plus Us Pet Insurance Review 2022  Investopedia

As people surrender pets they can't always afford, Alaska's shelters struggle to house them - Anchorage Daily News
As people surrender pets they can't always afford, Alaska's shelters struggle to house them  Anchorage Daily News

NY pet stores fear bill banning animal sales would put them out of business - Spectrum News
NY pet stores fear bill banning animal sales would put them out of business  Spectrum News

Seattle Has the Cutest Shop Pets—Here's Proof - Seattle Met
Seattle Has the Cutest Shop Pets—Here's Proof  Seattle Met

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