7 Places Ticks May Hide on Your Pet

By PetMD Editorial on Mar. 11, 2015

Where Do Ticks Hide?

Ticks can pose a serious threat to our pets and their health. Ticks can spread diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. To help prevent your pet from getting infected with a tick-borne disease, it is always smart to check your dog for ticks after spending time outdoors or to check your cat for ticks if they are indoor/outdoor cats.

There are a few favorite hiding spots that you should know about when checking your pet for stowaway pests. These areas include under the collar, under the tail, inside the groin area, between the toes, under the front legs and at the elbows.

Ticks have also been known to try to hide on a pet’s eyelids. So be very thorough with your tick checks to make sure you catch and remove them all before they can harm your pet.

Aside from knowing where ticks hide, it’s important to take proactive measures to prevent tick bites in the first place. The best way to do this is to talk with your veterinarian about prescription flea and tick prevention.

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