Pets can get tick-borne diseases too, but a human cannot get a tick-borne disease from their pet.
- Protect your pet. If you have an outdoor pet, give or apply a tick product at the recommended frequency.Talk to your veterinary clinic for recommended products. In general, products that contain permethrin (dog only), fipronil and amitraz are effective at killing ticks.
- Check your pet. Do a daily tick check of your pet, especially if your yard has ticks. Get in the habit of checking your dog immediately after you visit (walk, hike, or camp) high-risk tick areas. If you find a tick, remove it. Petting or combing your animal from tail to head may help you discover unwanted hitchhikers.