Ticks are parasites that will attach to both your dog as well as you. Like the flea, ticks must take a blood meal to survive. Here are some tick facts that will help you understand how to protect yourself and your dog.
In the US there are several tick species. The most problematic species you might come in contact with are the brown dog tick, American dog tick, deer tick and the Lone Star tick. While each has different markings, they are also similar in a number of ways:
The behavior of ticks is what makes their host-finding efforts efficient. Whether the host is a dog or a cat, this behavior is the same. Here is the tick’s host-finding strategy:
Brown dog tick
When looking for a host, the tick will climb up on a strand of grass or a shrub, crawl to the end of the sprig or twig and wait with front legs reaching out.
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