Tick Safety


  • Do whatever you can to prevent tick exposure in the first place.
  • Check your dog thoroughly after possible exposures.
  • Remove any attached ticks quickly.
  • Consider saving the tick for testing. (http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/diagnosistesting/labtest/testing/index.html)
  • Get your dog to the vet if she has a fever or any of the symptoms listed here: Symptoms of Tick-Borne Diseases.
  • Be careful for yourself and human loved ones as well. There are cases of dog and humans simultaneously getting the disease because of concentrations of infected ticks in the same area. If you are in the U.S., check the incidence map (under construction) to see how prevalent tickborne diseases are in your state.