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posted by Westward Animal Hospital    |   April 20, 2016 09:18
Those annoying little pests are out again! Ticks have already been seen in Saskatoon, so it is time to start using preventive to keep your pets safe. Ticks can transmit diseases like lyme, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis which can cause long term damage to your pet and could eventually lead to death. A product that repels ticks such as Advantix is the best to use since a tick can transmit disease in as little as 4 hours after attaching. Tick bites can also affect people as well, so make sure you check yourself over too. If you are going to an area where you know there are lots of ticks, Wear clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible (long sleeves/pants, closed toed shoes, hats, etc.) and wear light coloured clothing to make the ticks easier to spot. Tuck your pants into socks and wear shirts that fit tightly around your wrists, and use an insect repellant with DEET.

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