March is Tick Awareness Month.
Abbotsford Animal Hospital is here to give you all the information you will need to protect your fur family.
How much do you know about ticks? Do you know where you're most likely to find them? At what temperature they start looking for a blood meal? Or when you should start your pet on tick control? Find out how to outsmart ticks during #NationalTickAwarenessMonth, which runs until the end of March.
Ticks can survive the winter. When it's 4°C, they "wake up" hungry and eager to find an animal or a person to feed on. Don't let ticks feast on your pet! Start tick control early, before exposure.
Removing a tick as soon as you spot it can reduce the chances of disease transmission. With sharp tweezers, gently pull the tick straight out, being careful not to crush its body. Place in a container and get to your vets. NEVER try to burn a tick with a match or a candle, or cover it with petroleum jelly, nail polish, perfume or alcohol – all potentially dangerous things to do.
The prevalence of ticks has increased exponentially in York Region and surrounding areas.
Please call us, Abbotsford Animal Hospital, for help and book an appointment if you suspect a tick has been found on your pet.
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