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There’s a lot of talk in the world about diseases and viruses being spread by mosquitos and other insects, and one of those concerns is actually right here, in Canada, but this time it’s our four-legged friends who are at risk. No flea or tick bite is right for these beloved friends.
The Canadian family is getting a whole lot furrier with 95 % of Canadian dog owners considering their dogs’ part of their family unit. I certainly love mine! (And we also just adopted a kitten from the SPCA). With summer finally here, our precious dogs face a threat that most owners don’t know enough about – ticks and lyme disease. Only a third (30%) of dog owners protect their dogs from this serious but easily preventable illness. Pout.
According to a recent survey of 1,011 Canadian dog owners, 93 per cent say they would do anything they could to keep their dog happy and healthy. (There’s a great giveaway for you and your pooch at the end to make up for the icky bug images above!!)
Canadians keep their pooches healthy by:
75 per cent buying premium dog food;
48 per cent spending on treats and extras for their furry friends;
Three out of 10 surveyed (31 per cent) identify pet dentistry and professional grooming as important for their dogs.
34 per cent don’t consider Lyme disease a serious threat;
Only 6 per cent of dog owners recognize the symptoms of this harmful disease;
Two-thirds (64 per cent) would buy monthly topical treatment to protect their pets from tick bites if the vet recommended it, yet 56 per cent say the vet never talked about the danger posed by ticks.
Ticks are a serious problem that your dog could be facing. As Bayer knows, your dog is a member of the family and you treat them like one. Thus, they have developed a product to rid your dog of those nasty ticks and get them back to normal in no time.
What are ticks?
Ticks are tiny bugs that attach themselves to dogs by burying their mouths into the skin and feeding on blood for hours or days before falling off.
Ticks are very tiny and their bites are painless so they are often undetected.
They come in contact with people or dogs in grassy or wooded areas as they cannot fly.
A specific type of tick, the Blacklegged Tick is known to carry many human and animal diseases and is commonly found in North America.
Dogs are at a high risk for tick bites because they are often exposed to habitats where ticks live.