Recent studies show increased prevalence of ticks, even in areas where exposure had been unlikely in the past. Tick are a vector for infectious diseases like ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tick bites can cause a syndrome called tick paralysis. Symptoms can be vague, including fever, fatigue, joint swelling, and generalized pain. These diseases can be serious or even life-threatening, and can require extensive, long-term treatment. The best way to keep your pet from being exposed is to keep ticks off of your dog or cat with the use of a tick preventive.
In Colorado, tick exposure occurs most often during spring and summer, when people and pets are traveling. However, your pets may still be exposed to ticks at home, and at any time of year. We recommend using products like Frontline Plus® or Revolution® for safe and effective tick control.