Recently we've had a couple of dogs come in with ticks clustered around their head and snout areas. At the time of drop off, the owners did not know their dogs had ticks on them.
We discovered the ticks during the grooming and bathing process. We tweezed each tick off of the dogs, and then shampooed the dogs with Adam's Flea & Tick Shampoo.
This small surge in ticks is a very timely reminder that cats and dogs should be kept on a flea and tick preventive treatment all year round, AND that some cats and most dogs (certainly all dogs with longer hair) should be groomed on a regular basis.
An effective flea and tick preventive treatment will keep fleas and ticks under control. Regular groomings will catch any fleas or ticks that slip through the treatment's defenses or lapses in treatments.
A NOTE OF CAUTION: Whiile we notify every client when we find fleas and/or ticks on their pet, we strongly recommend having the client take their pet to their veterinarian for a check up. Ticks can carry diseases, including Lyme disease, and the sooner this is diagnosed or ruled out, the better.