Ticks love the spring – once temperatures creep into the 0°C+ range, ticks are looking for a 4-legged snack. Combining tick prevention with your annual flea and heartworm prevention is a great way to keep your pet healthy and avoid the wrong kind of “spring fever”!
Fall is Tick Season Too!
When temperatures start to drop again in fall, ticks become more active and look for a tasty sip of Bowser’s blood. Ticks love any temperature down to freezing, so we recommend keeping up your guard until the snow is flying.
Yes, winter. In the last few years, there have been several days every month of the year with temperatures above freezing. On these days, your dog is at risk.
Along with milder winters, we are seeing the Lyme disease carrying black-legged tick moving towards us from the Kingston area. There is already Lyme disease in Peel region, and in the next few years, it will become much more common as these ticks make their home here.
The bottom line is that if it’s above freezing, both you and your pet should be protected from ticks, no matter what month of the year!