How to protect your pets from ticks

Posted at 7:30 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 20:30:10-04

Every year ticks come out along with the warmer weather and along with the warmth comes the threat of your pet coming home with ticks.

Dr. Noah Arnold, owner of Noah's Ark Veterinary Clinic said he has seen more ticks than usual from his clients this year.

“Over the course of the past several years there has been an uptick in the numbers relative to previous years," said Arnold. 

To Arnold, ticks hibernate like bears and when the weather starts to warm up they come out hungry ready to feed.

He believes the best way to protect your pet would be to use a preventative product to prevent diseases like Lyme disease.  Pet owner Terra owns a dog with Lyme disease but now has her dog protected.

“My older dog has Lyme disease she had it before we got her but since we’ve vaccinated and done the preventative we haven’t had any problems with her,” said Terra.

If you find a tick on your pet, Arnold said it's not too late to get them protected with a preventative flea and tick product once the tick is removed.