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Ticks are becoming an issue for pets on the Front Range

 

April 20, 2022

Patricia Logan

Sterling investigates smells along the LOBO Trail in Niwot. Pets, wildlife and people are more likely to pick up ticks in grasses and bushy areas in spring. Ticks become less prevalent with heat and drier conditions, according to Colorado State University Extension Service.

I didn't have my glasses on, and thought maybe the brown bump on the edge of my dog Stering's eye was a growth that sprouted quickly. I'd seen bumps like that on other dogs. I went about my day, but puzzled over it. How could I miss something like that when I look into Sterling's sweet brown eyes all the time? Better get out the glasses.

Eww! It was alive! A tick had latched on to the corner o...



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