Which are worse, fleas or ticks

When it comes to finding either fleas or ticks on your dog, some might think that they would prefer one over the other.

When it comes to finding either fleas or ticks on your dog, some might think that they would prefer one over the other. Though ticks are typically found in fewer numbers, and may seem like a manageable nuisance, they're more than just irritating – they can carry dangerous diseases. In fact, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that there are as many as 15 diseases in the United States alone that humans can contract from coming into contact with an infected tick.

According to the Merck Manuel Pet Health Edition, there are 825 species of ticks, all in the arachnid family, which means that they are a part of the same family as spiders and scorpions. Adult ticks have eight legs and one single female can lay up to 6,000 eggs. Ticks can also transmit diseases to your pet and cause them severe discomfort. So, while a  tick might seem like a breeze compared to a flea infestation, it's important to avoid the pests altogether. 

Hartz flea and tick has products that can help you do that, like Hartz® First Defense™ Flea and Tick Topical Treatment for Dogs which protects dogs against flea and tick re-infestation for one month. 


This content is provided by the pet wellness experts at Hartz®. We offer complete flea and tick protection for your pet, home and yard.