loaded down with ticks - and since I got him on Sunday I have pulled these 3 ticks off him. Poor Sidney - I hope he doesn't get lyme disease.
His foster Dad had lyme disease last year - so the ticks on their property do carry lyme disease - whenever I pull a tick off the dog I always send them in to the department of Natural Resources - when I first found out about ticks I created a page about them on my Charlie loves Halifax page which lays out everything you need to know about what to do.
I found the first tick on Sunday, the 2nd tick on Tuesday, then the 3rd tick I found today - which is the huge tick you see in the photo - so it was full of blood. I feel so bad for Sidney - I also feel bad for the ticks, because they were all alive when I pulled them off - so they are still alive in that little plastic baggie - slowly dying - I don't know how to kill them so that they won't be compromised for their testing - and Sidney is more important than they are. Sorry, ticks.
I found a good website at http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/public-health/get-tickd that has good photos of ticks and the rash you should look out for if you've got lyme disease - click on the pdf file "Ticks in the City"