According to the website www.petsandparasites.org, there were over 300,000 dogs tested for Lyme disease in North Carolina last year. Of these, more than 7,000 tested positive.
Those results might not be shocking in our hot, humid state, but the general trend of ticks across the country shows an increase in areas that were previously not known for tick-borne illnesses. That means more pets and people are increasingly at risk.
This begs the question: if you find a tick on your pet, do you know what to do?