Why is Tick Control so Important? Tip #909, Sep 15 2014
It takes approximately 1 to 2 days for a tick to fully penetrate your dogs skin. When the feeding process begins, the tick injects neurotoxins and other possible organisms into the animal. Your pet may get Lyme Disease, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anemia, Tick Paralysis, and many other infections from these spider-like arthropods. Fortunately, there is an excellent
way to control ticks. Before the tick season begins, use a tick collar containing amitraz (Preventic or Tick Arrest collars). On thick coated dogs you should clip the neck so the collar maintains skin contact.