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We source all our products from manufacturer approved distributors or directly from the manufacturers. Chewy takes pride in ensuring that our furry friends’ wellbeing is always our top priority. We have worked hard to partner with all of the manufactures to deliver 100% authentic products
Aren't ticks active just in summer?
No. The tick season extends well into fall—even more so with unusually warmer weather—and some tick species are remarkably hardy in winter, particularly if the temperature is above 45°F (or 7°C).
We have a cat, too. Can I still use Activyl Protector Band for Dogs on my dog?
Activyl Protector Band for Dogs must never be used on cats. One of the active ingredients (permethrin) in Activyl Protector Band for Dogs is toxic to cats, so we recommend keeping dogs and cats separated for 24 hours.
Ticks are only found out in the country, right?
No, they can be found much closer to home. This is because all sorts of mammals (deer, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, etc.) can carry ticks into suburbs, parks, and gardens, where the ticks fall off and lay their eggs. One tick species, the brown dog tick, can live indoors all year round. Learn more about ticks.
How do ticks get on my dog?
Ticks are smart hunters. Called "questing," they congregate in vegetation and grasses—even in tree boughs—waiting for a warm-blooded host to brush by. They are attracted to warmth and motion, and it is speculated that ticks can even recognize shadows! Although they can't jump, they transfer easily and will crawl long distances to reach a host (your pet sitting in the grass, for example).
How do I know if there's a tick on my dog?
If there's a tick on your dog, it will have burrowed down closer to the skin. After every excursion you need to take the time to carefully look through your pet's coat from head to tail, parting the hair as you go. Be sure to check around your pet's ears, in the "armpits" and between the toes.
What should I do if I find a tick on my dog?
If the tick has not attached, it can easily be brushed off and disposed of. If it has attached, or is engorged, it must be removed carefully so as not to leave the mouthparts in your pet's skin, which could cause infection.
What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?
Your dog will usually have a fever, and rarely, a rash circling the bite area. Different tick-borne diseases have different symptoms: lethargy, temporary paralysis, weakness, etc., so if you see any unusual signs in your dog, contact your veterinarian. Early stages are fully treatable, but if left untreated, can develop into a more serious form of disease months later.
If my dog gets a disease from a tick, is it contagious?
Tick-borne diseases cannot be transmitted from dog to human—however, if you have ticks in your area, both you and your dog may be bitten by them and therefore vulnerable to some of the same diseases. You should be just as diligent checking yourself and your family for ticks!
Can ticks infest your house, like fleas?
Absolutely, yes. One type of tick, the brown dog tick, can infest a home as easily as fleas. But unlike fleas (which lay eggs residing on the dog that then roll off the dog into carpets, sofas and bedding), ticks lay eggs in cracks and crevasses like floors and baseboards.
What can I do if I know there are ticks outside my house?
To begin with, ticks don't like a neat garden! They like moist, damp areas of tall vegetation, so when you keep your grass mowed and plants trimmed, the environment becomes less than ideal for their development. If you find many ticks, you can use pesticides—but make sure they are safe for your pets and environmentally friendly.