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Deer ticks are out and active, make sure your pet is protected

Deer ticks are out and active, make sure your pet is protected

Deer ticks become active and begin looking for a blood meal at temperatures of 30 degrees F or higher. Anoka county is an endemic area for Lyme disease and so it is extra important to make sure that pets are protected. All dogs and outdoor cats will benefit from a flea/tick preventative such as Frontline. Additionally, dogs can be vaccinated against Lyme disease, which is recomended for all dogs in this geographical area. 

It is important to check pets for attached ticks at least once a day. Prompt removal of ticks will reduce the risk of transmission of tick-born disease. If you are unsure if the tick that was removed is a deer tick, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District offers a free tick identification service. For information regarding this service please follow the link below. 

For more information on available flea/tick preventatives or the Lyme vaccine, please contact us at 763-421-6995. 

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