Dog Ticks And Cat Ticks

Ticks are blood sucking parasites which affect humans and pets. Most ticks live in forest or scrub areas and cause problems during the summer months. Ticks secrete a number of substances in their saliva to enable the host's blood to be "sucked up" easily. Unfortunately, the saliva may also harbor diseases, some deadly, which can be transmitted to the host.

Ticks may transmit a number of diseases, including Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, in their saliva when they bite a host.

Ticks are most prevalent during the summer months. Avoiding tick habitats, such as forest and scrub, during this time of the year is advisable. Pets should be treated with tick prevention products and checked daily during the tick season. If seen, ticks should be removed immediately.