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Understanding Ticks on Dogs and Cats

Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that belong to the arachnid family, meaning they are related to mites and spiders. Your pet is a target for ticks that need to attach and feed on blood.

Key takeaways:

  • Ticks are broadly classified as soft ticks and hard ticks. The hard ticks are the most common found on pets.
  • Ticks go through four life stages from egg, larvae, nymph, and adult. Adults require a large host to get a blood meal necessary for reproduction.
  • Protect your pet against ticks by spraying, using a tick collar, or using a spot-on that will prevent ticks from attaching especially when the pet is out in wooded or grassy areas.

After feeding and molting into adults through the summer months, the ticks spend the fall season feeding and breeding. Males will die off, while the females survive through winter and lay their eggs again the next spring.

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