My folks are acting kinda weird this year... about something called a TICK!
They spray stuff on me when we go for our daily walk. (My vet recommended an essential oil mixture called Solvarome)
They keep me out of places with long grass, and the woods too.
When we get home, they rub their hands all over my body like grooming chimps I’ve seen on TV.
Sometimes they do the “UGH-DISGUSTING” dance, as I call it. At the same time, they shout – YUCK – it’s a TICK! Out comes a funny little hook device to remove this tick thing. Then they peroxide the area and keep watch for days. They’re also really careful disposing of the tick and their own cleanliness.
Apparently these disgusting critters are really harmful to people too. I heard them say the biggest concern is Lyme Disease. This disease is bad for my humans and me.
Although I enjoyed the past winter, it seems the milder winter makes the ticks increase. So this season we need to be on alert for these bugs. They’re not just annoying. They can make us sick.
I heard my Mom talking on the phone the other day. She told a friend of hers that she’d send her some great info about ticks and Lyme disease prevention from the CBC website. We all need to know this stuff.
There are all kinds of goodies -like quick tips, tick removal, and symptoms. There’s even a TV show if you want more info. So you can click right here or on the picture below:
Do you know anyone or ‘anydog‘ who got Lyme disease? How is their health now? What do you do for your pets or yourself to keep the ticks away? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.