Protecting your pet and family from ticks

What are ticks?

External parasites, ticks, feed on blood from animals and people. Ticks can’t fly and jump so they rely on their hosts, which are usually wild animals. Pets can become tick hosts and bring parasites into their homes if they find them on their property. Pet owners are like everyone else. They’re keen to spend less on medications and other good health products to ensure their pets are in the best Revolution Plus possible health. We’re in the same boat and are happy to provide these World Pet Express discount codes available for those who need them.

Are ticks dangerous?

Ticks can spread serious diseases and are dangerous for both pets and people. When tick saliva, which contains bacteria and germs, makes its way into the bloodstream, Lyme disease can be contracted.

What does Murfreesboro look like?

The black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick, is one of Murfreesboro’s most common tick species. It has the unfortunate distinction of being responsible for the majority of Lyme disease cases in the state. The brown dog tick, winter tick, and others are also members of this group.

Black-legged ticks are found in bushy, wooded areas. Both males and women have oval, flat bodies. Female deer ticks have a body that is approximately 1/8 inch in diameter and are orangish brown (with a reddish brown colored abdomen that becomes darker after eating on a host), while male ticks are 1/16 inches and are reddishbrown overall. Their mouthparts are sharply pointed and toothed, and they can be seen clearly from the top. They are much longer than their bodies. Although tick exposure can occur all year, it is most common in the warmer months (April through September).

How can I check for ticks in my pet?

Even if you only take your dog for a short walk in the grass and bushes, be sure to check for ticks. You should inspect their fur, between their toes and around their neck.

What can I do to get rid of ticks or prevent them from coming back?

There are many options for getting rid and preventing ticks from small dogs and cats. Spot-on treatments, oral medication, tick collars and shampoos containing medicated ingredients are all options. Talk to your vet about the best option for you and your pet.

It’s a good idea for ticks to be aware of your yard. Ticks will have fewer places to breed and there will be a lower chance of them being in your yard. In the summer months when tick season is at its peak, it’s important to reduce the amount of time your pet spends outdoors.