Ticks: A Bug's Life

Ticks can be dangerous to your pet's health. Read below to learn about ticks and how to prevent them!

The Tick Life Cycle

How Can Ticks Make My Pet Sick?

Ticks can transmit a variety of diseases when they bite your pet. The hard-bodied ticks are especially associated with disease transmission in dogs and cats. Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) transmitted by deer tick and can cause severe arthritis or kidney damage. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is another dangerous disease transmitted by the American dog tick. This disease, when severe, can cause tissue death and gangrene. Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by a bacteria-like organism transmitted by the brown dog tick. This disease can cause bleeding disorders, lameness, anemia, neurologic disorders, and eye disorders.

What Do Preventatives Do?

The preventatives available through your veterinarian kill ticks by disrupting their nervous system. They kill ticks currently on your pet at the time of application and any additional ticks that arrive on your pet over the preventative’s duration. Flea preventatives are given monthly, every 3 months, or every 8 months (depending on preventative) YEAR-ROUND.

Flea Preventatives Available Through BGVC

Dogs: Bravecto, Combiva II, Nexgard, Seresto
Cats: Combiva II, Seresto
More products available through our online store!

A tick can survive for months to years without access to a host! Protect your pets!

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Email: battlegroundvet@bgvc.net
Phone: 765-742-2587