A 21-year-old member asked:

I have a pet, how can i make sure they don't bring home lyme disease infected ticks?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Lyme ticks: Discuss this with your veterinarian. It is very important to decrease your exposure to these tics.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Various measures: Many measures can reduce the chance of pets being bitten by deer ticks, which can not only infect your pet but can infect you! these tend to involve pesticides to kill ticks in your yard or tick repellents on your pet- but these can be toxic. Advice from the cdc is here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ticks/avoid/on_pets.Html for natural options: http://www.Dogsnaturallymagazine.Com/ticks-natural-prevention/.
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