Which ticks can attack your dog?

If you have a dog that loves to spend her time outdoors running through the grass and playing around in the dirt, your beloved pet might be susceptible to attracting ticks.

If you have a dog that loves to spend her time outdoors running through the grass and playing around in the dirt, your beloved pet might be susceptible to attracting ticks.

Ticks, according to Healthline, are pesky arachnids with eight legs and an uncontrollable hunger that torments your precious pup by sucking the blood and life out of her day. These bugs wait on the tips of shrubs and grass to invade a host like your dog and bring about problems and diseases that can cause your four-legged friend to have fevers, rashes, muscle pains and more.

While these irritants have the same agenda across the board, they come in different shapes, colors and species and are all ready to jump onto their next meal. Though VCA Animal Hospitals stated that there are over 15 types of ticks that roam the United States, only four of these pests are likely to attack your canine companion. The American Dog, Lone Star, Brown Dog and Deer Tick are all likely suspects who might find your pooch on their dinner menu.

As claimed by VCA Animal Hospitals, each of these tick varieties can be found in different locations and scenarios, therefore it's important to be prepared for any bug coming your way. Both the American Dog and Lone Star Tick for example are most commonly found outdoors. For this reason, maintaining your landscaping can keep these menaces at bay. On the other hand, it's also important to watch out for the Deer Tick that can transmit Lyme disease or the Brown Dog Tick that can grow in your own home.

To avoid any of these scoundrels from attacking your blithe buddy, use Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Topical Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs and Puppies monthly to eliminate fleas and ticks in 15 minutes and prevent them from returning for up to 30 days.


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