Spring time means warmer weather, which also brings out more ticks.
Ticks, like most other insects, become more active as the weather warms up.
They can carry disease such as lyme disease and rocky mountain spotted fever, which affects humans and animals.
Veterinarians say you need to make sure you protect your pets from them, and there's a variety of methods to choose from.
"The topical medication that we've sued for the last 15 or 20 years, where you put a little drop on the back of their neck and it topically keeps the tick from biting. The latest medications actually are oral medication, little tablets or chewable tablets that they take orally," says Dr. Gary Wilkes.
Dr. Wilkes says you can remove a tick on your own if your pet does get bitten, but if you want to make sure the entire tick is gone, play it safe and see your veterinarian.
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