Why Are Ticks a Problem?

If a dog is heavily infested with ticks, the parasites can drink enough blood to cause anemia.

However, ticks are mostly a concern because of the diseases they can transmit to their hosts. Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are among the dangerous diseases that ticks can transmit to your dog.

Although people can’t catch these diseases from dogs directly, infected ticks can bite people and transmit them.

If your dog is exposed to these dangers, chances are that you and your family may also be at risk for exposure.