Smorgasbord Pet/Family Health – Ticks – What, When and How to remove safely by Sally Cronin


Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Today something a little different as ticks are a problem for both humans and their pets.

Pet/Family Health – Ticks – What, When and How to remove safely

Ticks are nasty little blood suckers officially part of the arachnid family in the sub directory of parasitiformes. They may be small only a few millimetres in length, but once they attach themselves to usually warm-blooded mammals (although sometimes reptiles) they swell up to many times their original size.

You have to give them some merit since apparently they have been around for over 100 million years and usually inhabit the warmer parts of the globe, and unlike most of us they like it humid. They come in two main forms – hard or soft.

  • Both have a beak either as part of their mouth at the front of the body in the hard variety or their underbelly in the soft…

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