Ticks! The dreaded enemy.

Canada seems to have two seasons in my opinion. Winter and bug season. Us dog owners share a common enemy with our canine companion, and that is the tick. Now, in order to defeat your enemy in any case, you must know everything there is to know about them. Their needs, wants and weaknesses! What does a tick want? BLOOD! Where’s he going to get it? YOU OR YOUR DOG! Let’s kick this little blood sucker’s butt by becoming aware of how to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Ticks are parasitic athropods that feed on the blood of their hosts. Ticks enjoy catching a ride on the bodies of deer and birds until they find a nice patch of grass or a wooded area to hang out in until their next meal comes along (warm blooded mammals). Once a tick finds it’s next host, they use their mouth to latch on and sink their heads into the skin to ensure a tight grasp. This creates a secure position for the tick to chow down. Depending on the type of tick, they will feed forRead this post