The “No Bite is Right” campaign just wrapped up its cross Canada tour, raising awareness of the increase and the risk of tick and flea bits to not only humans but pets as well.
Ryan Beauchesne and his dachshund Crusoe have been championing the cause after Crusoe had a run in with the parasite.
Ryan says, just a few years ago, we in the north, had little to worry about when it comes to tick bites.
Lime disease can cause any number of illnesses and is hard to diagnose. Dogs are also susceptible to the infection.
New topical medications for pets prevent the tick from biting altogether, while traditional internal medication sometimes required the tick to bite multiple times before the poison took hold.