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Few Dog Owners Know To Inspect Their Pets’ Mouths After They’re Outside To Look For Ticks

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When the summer rolls around, most people flock outdoors. Whether it’s to the local pool, a neighborhood park, or to the woods for a hike, summer is the perfect time to get into nature.

After spending a lot of time outside, especially in areas with a lot of foliage, most people know they should spend some time checking for ticks.

And anyone who has dogs knows how important it is to regularly check your dog for ticks, as well. Unlike human skin, they’re harder to spot on a dog, so you have to feel for them.

Checking your dog’s entire body for ticks isn’t the most fun, particularly when you have to check under their tails and around their “private” areas.

But there’s one area most dog owner’s don’t think to check: their mouths.

It might surprise you, but since dogs smell and taste things when they’re outside, they can easily get ticks in their mouths.

Here’s what you need to know.

[H/T Homestead & Survival]

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A photo on the Facebook page Homestead & Survival is garnering a lot of attention, and for good reason.

The picture, which shows a tick inside a dog’s mouth, has over 1,400 reactions and over 2,700 shares.

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