The tick species landscape in Canada is changing.
What makes ticks tick:
•Ticks are small arachnids, related to spiders, and there are around 850 species in the world
•They like tall grass, where they wait before attaching to a passing host. They attach to the host by inserting their mandibles and feeding tube into the skin.
•A tick can remain on the host for up to 2 weeks before dropping off.
•Ticks tend to be more active outside during warmer periods of the year – winter temperatures may kill the eggs but ticks can attach to a host many months of the year, depending on the region and ambient temperature.
Ticks can transmit diseases to both you and your pet. Different species present different risks.
Ask your veterinarian to show you how to adequately remove ticks
Here’s how to use your tick remover! Don’t have one? Come by the clinic and get yours today!
1. Choose the most suitable hook, according to the size of the tick.
2. Engage the hook until the tick is held between the prongs of the remover.
3. Turn the hook until you feel that the tick has detached. Make sure the mouthpieces have been entirely removed.
Visit Lone Star Louie’s Facebook page or website http://newtickintown.ca/en/prevention.aspx
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