PetMed Animal Health Center

2400 Gateway Dive
Dubuque, IA 52003

(563)583-8387

www.dbqpetmed.com

TICKS

What Are They: Ticks are small spider-like animals that bite into their hosts in order to feed on blood. They are common during 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.

Health Concerns: Ticks are known for transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease. Ticks are also known to carry more than one disease, which can lead to multiple infections that can complicate treatment and lead to greater health risks.

Prevention

The best way to ensure that ticks do not attach to your pet is to keep your pet on monthly tick prevention products. We supply both topical and oral prevention for dogs and only topical prevention for cats. The products we carry is called Bravecto which lasts for 12 weeks!