Tick cases on the rise with added moisture; how to give your pet an advantage


They are hard to see, they carry disease, and they love all of this extra moisture.

A Mulvane veterinarian tells us they've seen a rise in the number of ticks and tick-borne diseases recently.

If your dog is acting uninterested in food, has a fever, or is acting like it has arthritis, you should have it examined for ticks, which thrive in these marshy conditions.

One of the best things you can do to help your pet avoid ticks is to keep your lawn groomed, make sure your pets are up to date on their tick medication, and perform your own exams on your pet.

Watch the video above to hear more about the tick problem from Mulvane veterinarian Dr. Troy Smith with the Mulvane Animal Clinic.