By Carrie Sloan | vetstreet.com
iStockPhoto -- How to properly remove ticks It's going to be summertime soon, when the living is easy - unless you have a pet who will be spending lots of time in the great outdoors. Spring and summer are the most popular (and prolific) seasons for ticks, and they're a problem you should be prepared for. "Ticks are dangerous," says Dr. Rick Alleman, DVM, Ph.D., a researcher on vector-borne diseases and a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Florida. "They transmit much more than Lyme disease." In fact, some can emit as many as four or five pathogens, and cause infections in humans and pets. If a large number of ticks infest a pet, they can suck so much blood that your pet can become anemic - a good reason to nip the prospect of ticks in the bud.
Fortunately, there's preventive medicine that can protect your pet from picking them up in the first place, as well as foolproof techniques to remove them. ButRead More »from The Best Way to Remove a Tick from Your Pet