When we lived up north we always had a dog and they would get ticks
Yes we get ticks EVERY year SEVERAL times a year no matter what we do to!
I have had Lyme and my oldest DS has had Lyme and got Bell's palsy and Lyme Carditis from it which he has to be hospitalized for!
My kids get maybe 1 a year each, but I've only found 2 attached between the three of them.
My dogs have never had a tick attach....well, not the two I have currently. I did have a dog when DH and I first got married that had 2 attach to him.
We had 2 ticks on my pup last week, and I have a friend going to the doc today with a bulls eye rash.
My cat is indoor only but I still put tick,flea, heartworm , parasite etc etc prescription prevention drops on her every month all year around. I don't want to take any chances!
When I was 23 I got Lymes Disease when I went canoing and I ended up hospitalized for weeks and then bedridden at home afterwards for over a month. At that time, Lymes was not well known here yet and they had to have specialists from the U.P. of Michigan come to treat me downstate Michigan. A well known local newsman on tv here got it the same time I did and he ended up permanantly disabled in wheelchair.
I am so lucky.. I was horribly ill and it was scary but somehow I got very very lucky and have no lasting issues now. My 2 oldest kids who were little then were with me on that canoe trip and I always just think THANK GOODNESS it was me and not them!
Ticks freak me OUT!!! lol I always check myself when I'm outside. Some of them are so small you can't see them!! I always feel nasty too after finding one on me. lol
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