As pet owners, we all want to make sure that our furry friends stay healthy and can happily run around forests and lawns during summertime without the fear of ticks. Ticks are small, only a few millimeters long parasites that thrive in shady grasses and bushes. Previously ticks were found in the south and coastal regions of Finland, but nowadays ticks have also spread to other parts of Finland.
Ticks are usually active from early spring to late fall, and during this period it’s wise to protect pets from ticks. Ticks feed on your pets’ blood and thus seek their way to your pets’ skin. The tick bites and sucks blood with its suction tube. Usually, a tick's bite is not dangerous, but in some cases, a ticks can spread diseases with their bite, e.g., borreliosis.
The various tick products available are designed to protect against ticks and prevent bacterial infections. Ticks can cause borreliosis infection and the slightly rarer anaplasmosis in both dogs and cats.