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What They Are: They are small spider-like animals that bite into their hosts to fasten themselves in order to feed on blood. They are fairly common around the warmer months as they thrive in warm weather. They are found on many animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.
Where They Thrive: Ticks do best in moist, humid environments. They are typically found in wooded and grassy areas where they drop onto you and your pet and attach themselves to feed. So if you and your pet go hiking, be sure to do a good look-over for them on your pet.
Health Concerns: Ticks are known for transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease-the most common. Ticks are also known to carry more than one disease, which can lead to multiple infections, or coinfection, that can complicate treatment and lead to greater health risks.
The best way to ensure that ticks do not attach to your pet while being outdoors is to keep your pet on monthly tick prevention products. PetMed Animal Health Center supplies both topical and oral prevention for dogs and topical only prevention for cats. The products we carry for dogs and cats is called Bravecto. Bravecto for dogs is an oral form of prevention that lasts for 3 months! For cats, we carry the topical for of Bravevto.
Bravecto (dogs only)