Every spring sees the return of ticks to our area and the warm bodies and soft fur of our pets is a parasite paradise. Left unprotected, our pet companions are at risk for a host of tick-borne diseases and complications. Some of the diseases are also a risk to humans.

In this episode, Zoey Smith, an LVMT at Family Pet Health, drops by the studio to gross us out with more information about ticks and tick-borne diseases than we ever thought we wanted to know. Zoey also shares some of the most important steps to prevent ticks and infections.

Here are links to the information we talked about today:

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