Natural tick repellents to protect pooches

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Many flea and tick products do not repel parasites; therefore, pet owners may want to take added measures and natural remedies to keep ticks off their pets. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Lyme disease is a significant concern for people across the country. According to an analysis of insurance records by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year approximately 476,000 Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease. But Lyme disease is not the only tick-borne problem. Data from the CDC said instances of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and anaplasmosis grew by 244% and 396%, respectively, between 2009 and 2017. Blacklegged ticks are typically the culprits in disease transmission. When this tick latches on to a host, bacteria that causes Lyme and other diseases can be transmitted if the tick remains attached for 36 to 48 hours or more. Ticks will attach themselves to any moving living target, including people. But individuals who own dogs may
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