Your Dog Ate a Tick?
You've heard about Lyme Disease and you know that your pet can get it. So, what happens when your dog eats a tick?
Relax. Your dog's stomach is strong enough to handle accidental insect ingestion and the chance for illness is rare. However, if the tick was attached to your dog prior to ingestion, then there may be cause for concern. Dogs with ticks can get Lyme Disease if ticks have been attached and they carry the disease. Remember, not all ticks carry Lyme Disease or tick-borne diseases at all.
It's important to always check dogs and other pets for ticks and promptly remove the tick if discovered.
- Jenn Smith