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East Maryland Animal Hospital
(602) 535-0148
529 East Maryland Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Northern Animal Hospital
(602) 824-8988
2611 W. Northern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Ingleside Animal Hospital
(602) 429-0747
4855 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Cochise Animal Hospital
(480) 331-7955
10392 N Scottsdale Rd. Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Apollo Animal Hospital
(623) 224-2229
10707 N 51st Ave.
Glendale, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Mountain View Animal Hospital
(602) 492-4351
9812 North 7th Street #1
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Palm Glen Animal Hospital
(602) 688-7855
7771 N 43rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Desert View Animal Hospital
(602) 492-5608
4635 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Promotion
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1/2 Price Vaccinations - Every Tuesday 8am to Noon!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Phoenix West Animal Hospital
(623) 432-8992
6530 West Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

43rd Ave. Animal Hospital
(602) 688-7981
4426 West Cactus Road
Glendale, AZ
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Dog Tick Removal, Cat Ticks: MyPetED Veterinarian on Dog Cat Tick Diseases

By Ernest Ward, DVM

What are ticks?MyPetED image: This tick life cycle image shows how and when ticks will attach to a host, such as your dog, cat or even you.

  • Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of their host, which can be an animal or a person.
  • They’re not insects; they’re actually arachnids similar to scorpions, spiders and mites. This means they have 4 pairs of legs (8 legs in total) as adults and have no antennae.
  • Ticks are efficient carriers of disease because they attach firmly when sucking blood, feed slowly and may go unnoticed for a considerable time while feeding. Ticks take several days to complete feeding.

How does the tick go after my dog or cat… or even me?

First, it’s helpful to know the tick life cycle, because it sheds light on how and when ticks will attach to a host, such as your pet or you.

Ticks have four distinct life stages that last from 2 months to more than 2 years, depending on the species:

  • Egg: Females deposit from 3,000 to 6,000 eggs on the ground and then die soon afterwards
  • Six-legged larva: After an egg hatches, the tiny larva (sometimes called a "seed tick") feeds on an appropriate host. The larva then develops ("molts") into the larger nymph.
  • Eight-legged nymph: The nymph feeds on a host and then molts into an even larger adult.
  • Adult: Male and female adults feed and mate on the host; the female falls to the ground to lay her eggs, continuing the life cycle. Male ticks usually die after mating, although some may live for several months.

Where do the ticks get attached to my pets or me?MyPetED image: Ticks like these wait on the tips of grasses and shrubs for your dog or cat to pass by.

  • Ticks wait on the tips of grasses and shrubs for a host to pass by.
  • When brushed by a moving animal or person, they quickly let go of the vegetation and climb onto the host.
  • Ticks can only crawl; they cannot fly or jump. Some species of ticks will crawl several feet toward a host.
  • Ticks are active year-round; even on winter days if the ground temperatures are above 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius).

What type of ticks should I worry about?

There are at least 15 species of ticks in North America, but these 4 few species are the most likely to affect your dog, cat or you:

  • American dog tick: This tick is the primary carrier of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Adults are chestnut brown with white spots or streaks on their backs. Unfed adults are about 1/8-inch long. Engorged females become slate gray and may expand to a 1/2-inch length. These ticks are especially prevalent in the southern U.S. and in coastal and other humid areas, and are most numerous in the spring.
  • Deer or Blacklegged tick: This tick is mainly responsible for transmitting Lyme disease and possibly ehrlichiosis to dogs and humans. Adults are reddish-brown and about 1/8-inch long (or about one-half the size of the more familiar American dog tick). These ticks are usually found in wooded areas along trails. The larvae and nymphs are active in the spring and early summer; adults may be active in both the spring and fall.
  • Brown dog tick: This tick also carries Rocky Moun...

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