PetAction Reports on Diseases Transmitted by Ticks

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(Eagle, Idaho) With more than 850 tick species currently known to man today, pet owners must take care to ensure their animal is protected from this harmful pest. Many species of ticks transmit diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease. Often, the symptoms don’t appear for a period of time, thus doctors find it hard to determine exactly what is causing the pet’s illness. PetAction (pet-action.com) offers products designed to protect pets from ticks, fleas and chewing lice.

“Lyme disease typically presents in the form of lameness. The dog can no longer get around as easily as he or she was, and he or she may appear depressed or suffer from a lack of appetite. The kidneys could be damaged, especially in certain breeds, and the dog may develop a nervous system or heart disease. In contrast, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever typically begins with a fever and dogs may exhibit a number of other symptoms. They may be lethargic, lose weight, have blood in the urine, retain water or numerous other things,” PetAction staff members report.

Ticks typically aren’t born carrying a disease. They actually pick up the disease when they are feeding and pass it on when they feed on another creature. If the tick carries multiple diseases, they can all be transmitted to the animal they are feeding on, making it even harder for doctors to determine what is making the pet ill. However, most dogs acquire diseases from either the American dog tick or the brown dog tick.

“A dog suffering from multiple diseases will likely exhibit symptoms of each disease. The vet must narrow down the symptoms to figure out what is wrong with the dog, and this will take time. The sooner the dog can be treated, however, the better he or she will be. For this reason, pet owners need to use preventative measures whenever possible,” the staff members explain.

Unfortunately, there aren’t vaccines for all diseases carried by ticks. Furthermore, dogs may bring ticks into the home in their coat, and this puts humans at risk. As a result, dog owners need to ensure they are taking steps to keep their animal safe.

“PetAction ( provides a range of products designed to protect pets from ticks, fleas and chewing lice. These products act quickly, last for an extended period of time and are spot treatments. Owners find them to be of great help in protecting their furry friends, so be sure to check out the offerings today,” PetAction staff members recommend.

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PetAction provides long-lasting, fast-acting, convenient, waterproof spot treatments for the control of fleas, flea eggs and larvae, ticks and chewing lice.

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