Summer is around the corner! We’ve all been cooped up for months, and with things starting to open up we expect more of our urban pups than ever to be hitting the parks and the trails. While we love the idea that people will be spending more time socializing outside to protect themselves from Covid-19, we want to remind our community not to forget about protecting themselves and their dogs from tick-borne diseases like Lyme and Anaplasmosis.
However, we firmly believe that enjoying hikes and woodland walks should not be curtailed by the presence of ticks. The physical and psychological health benefits that accrue to humans and pups alike from natural adventures outweigh the risks of tickborne diseases when appropriate precautions are taken. Follow our guidelines below, then hit the trails! For more detailed information we recommend visiting the Centers for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/lyme-disease-pet-owners-guide) websites.