Entries by Kevin

Quick Tick Prevention Tips

When Outdoors – How can I avoid getting a tick bite? Stay in the middle of the trail Use insect repellent on uncovered skin and over clothes Wear light colored clothes to spot ticks more easily After coming inside – Act fast to tackle ticks Do a full body check after coming indoors Use tweezers […]

About Lyme Disease

Cause Lyme disease is acquired through the bite of a deer tick that is infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Either an adult or a nymphal stage tick (a young tick about the seize of a poppy seed) can spread Lyme disease. A tick must be attached for at least 24 hours to spread the disease […]

Pets and Heartworm

I was curious to know how dogs actually get this dangerous and often fatal illness, and even though there is heartworm treatment for dogs available (much like flea prevention), less than half of dog owners actually use any type of preventative measures against heartwood, on their dogs at all. How do dogs get heart worm […]