Like fleas, ticks are blood-sucking parasites. And like fleas, they can present a greater threat to a small puppy than to a large dog because they more quickly can drain a puppy of too much blood, leading to anemia or death. Ticks are also well-known for their tendency to transmit other diseases — like Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, haemobartonellosis and tick paralysis — many of which can lead to serious health problems for your puppy. Read our guide to ticks to learn more.
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