Lyme Disease isn't "just" an East Coast problem - deer ticks carry it from Coast to Coast. "Lyme" can be a debilitating disease for your dog and for you. And, it's not the only tick-borne condition out there: Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are also carried by ticks.
It's such a beautiful time of year to be out hiking with your pups. Use a multi-point program to stay safe and keep them safe:
1. Stop The Hop - use a natural pest repellent like Simply Fresh
2. Inspect your dog's skin and coat (and yours) after each hike. taking care to remove ticks completely with tweezers.
3. Talk to your vet about the best oral or topical treatment to kill ticks that get past steps 1-2.