Tick Borne Disease Transmission and Prevention in Pets in Illinois According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60,000 cases of tick-borne disease were reported in humans in the last year, which has doubled since only 2004. Ticks can feed on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians as their host, meaning they can spread these diseases to both humans and our pets. In Illinois 3,685 tick borne disease cases were reported between 2004-2016, while Wisconsin had 33
Remember that time our technicians pulled all these ticks off a dog that played in the woods all weekend? We are still itchy. Spring is in the air… and that means the ticks are on the ground, on blades of grass, and in the trees. Contrary to popular belief, the Chicago area is prone to ticks, and the numbers increase every year. Per the Chicago Tribune, Lyme disease in humans is on the rise in Cook County (see video below) which can only mean the same for our 4-legged pals.