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Ticks, Autumn Leaves and Your Dog

Reviewed by Dr. Celeste Clements, DVM, DACVIM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Posted November 13, 2014 in A Pet's Life

Just because the temperature is dropping, doesn't mean your dog wants to play inside now. One of Harley's favorite things do as the weather changes in play in the giant piles of leaves that fill up our yard. However, it's extremely important to be aware that tick season is not over. While you mostly find ticks in tall grass, they also lurk about in the leaves your dog loves to play in. So here's a simple reminder to always be checking your pets, as well as yourself for ticks year round!


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If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian – they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.

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