Ticks. Just the word alone makes me think of old B-Rated horror films that portray these nasty blood suckers. And with good reason. Just the thought of something as disgusting as a bug, resembling a spider, attached to your skin, sucking your blood like a vampire can give even the bravest of people the heebie-jeebies.
Ticks, like fleas (Covered in Part 1), are resilient and crafty. They live in the deep woods, suburbia and urban neighborhoods. Besides being miniature Dracula’s, ticks can carry very serious and debilitating diseases – the most common is Lyme’s Disease. A fantastic resource regarding ticks and how they affect your pooch is on the amazing website Dogs and Ticks
If you don’t have the time or the subject makes you all-together queasy, I’ll cover the basics and avoid the gore!