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Ticks latch onto pets, burrow their heads under the skin, and feed off of the host's blood. This can cause not only pain and itching but a bunch of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. Tick prevention medications are available, but if your pet does have ticks, you can usually remove them at home. Find out all about pets and ticks here.

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