PROTECT YOUR PETS

woman with daughter and dog

AVOID TICKS BY KEEPING YOUR DOG AWAY FROM

  • Tall grasses
  • Marshes
  • Wooded areas
  • Thick low brush

TRY TO STAY IN THE CENTER OF TRAILS WHEN WALKING OR HIKING IN WOODED AREAS


MAKE YOUR YARD UNAPPEALING TO TICKS

  • Remove all leaf litter
  • Mow regularly
  • Create a three foot barrier between your yard and wooded areas using wood chips or gravel
  • Discourage wildlife by building a fence and secure trash cans to keep away rodents that carry ticks

SPEAK WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN

  • Find out which tick-borne diseases are in your area
  • Learn about products that greatly reduce your dog’s chance of being
    exposed to ticks that can carry tick-borne diseases.

  • Discuss whether a vaccine for Lyme disease is right for your dog.
  • Talk about annual testing for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.