There has been an uptick in ticks in Saskatchewan.
The executive director of the Saskatoon SPCA says she has seen an upsurge in tick infestations in the past decade.
Patricia Cameron advises to talk to your veterinarian to figure out the best preventative medication for your pets and urges not to use the over the counter options because they can cause serious illness.
In fact, one of the medications can kill cats.
When searching for ticks on your pets, rub your hands through like a comb and if you feel what seems to be a skin tag, you may have found a tick.
Cameron suggests checking under the collar, between the toes of the paws, around the groin area, inside the front legs, and inside and outside the ears because ticks like to go where it’s warm and moist.
She also cautions about no squashing them when you take them off, because it could spread bacteria.
Instead, put them in rubbing alcohol.