Did you know that ticks start to emerge when the weather is 4 C and warmer and once temperature is greater than 25 C they will start to decrease. Typically tick season starts in April and can go until June or July
There are may products available that can help protect your pet:
Advantix is a topical oil that is applied to the skin of your pet over month.
This product is safe for pets older than 8 weeks of age and can be used during pregnancy and lactation
Nexgard is a once a month chewable oral tablet.
The tick will have to bite to die.
Safe for pets older than 8 weeks of age
You may still find ticks attached, but they will die within 24 hours
If you need to remove ticks from you or your pet, there is a set of tools available called tick twister
If you have found a tick on your pet or yourself you can fill out a form and submit to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine to help the province continue with its tick surveillance program