Ticks are an external parasite, commonly found on dogs and cats, that attaches to your pet’s skin so that they can get a blood meal. They are actually an arachnid, like spiders and scorpions. Though the tick may only cause mild and localized inflammation on the skin, they can carry many different diseases, that can be fatal to your pet. Common areas on your dog or cat where ticks may hide are in the groin area, between the toes, in and around the ears, under collars or in the eyelids. There are several different medications that can be used to help prevent flea infestation. Some are oral medications (given by mouth) or topical treatments (applied to the skin). Talk to one of our friendly staff members to see what option is best for your pet.