Big tick!!

DSCF2030 I know I have had quite a few posts about ticks lately but I thought this one would really take the point home!  Poor Lindy came in for other issues and we found this big tick feasting on her.  It had been there for quite a while as it was really engorged and her skin was quite irritated and inflamed where it was attached.  So much so that we elected to put her on a short course of antibiotics.

Best bet to keep this from happening to your pet is to use either Nexgard or Advantix so that they won’t attach or at the very least after your walks make sure you go over your friend “with a fine DSCF2029toothed comb”.  They are out there!!