Poster: Protect your pets from ticks and Lyme disease

Lyme disease is spread by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. These ticks are often found in and near areas with trees, shrubs, tall grass or piles of leaves.

The best way to protect your pets against Lyme disease is by avoiding tick bites:

  • Check your pets for ticks after being outdoors. Ticks often attach to the head, neck and ears of dogs and cats.
  • Carefully remove attached ticks immediately with clean fine-point tweezers and wash the bite area with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Talk with your veterinarian about tick-prevention products for pets and Lyme disease vaccines for dogs.

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