Ticks and Our Pets

Our pets may be cute, but some of the critters they attract can be downright nasty … not to mention dangerous. One such critter is the tick, a blood-sucking parasite that can turn a simple walk through nature into the start of a serious illness. Dr. Bernadine Cruz, a small animal veterinarian in Laguna Beach, California, and member of the AVMA Council on Communications, discusses the risks that ticks pose and how to remove ticks from our pets.