Pets Also Affected by Pests

FAIRFAX, Va. (April 10, 2014) – People aren’t the only ones affected by springtime and summer household pests. Dogs and cats can get sick from tick bites just like their owners.

Pet owners should look for signs of illness and be sure to check Fido for ticks after being outside. Some species such as the American Dog tick prefer to feed on dogs and are known to spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever and cause ‘ tick paralysis’ in animals.