Summertime Means Exposure to Ticks for Pets

Summertime Means Exposure to Ticks for Pets

By FOX 47 News. CREATED May 7, 2014

Summertime is almost upon us, and folks are spending much more time outdoors with their pets - exposing them to harmful parasites.

Dr. Ruth MacPete dishes the details on how to protect your pet from parasitic illnesses.

"With animals, I recommend a vet right away because if your pet is exposed to ticks and you find a tick on your pet, you want to get it off right away." has some information about ticks and tick removal. But you also want to let your veterinarian know that your pet was bitten by a tick because they might want to screen them for tick-borne illnesses.

For more information on the "Beware the Bug" campaign, and more ways to protect you and your pet from parasites, go to