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Q&As - Questions & Arachnids

What is an Emotional Support Tick (EST) anyways?

A tick deemed fit to provide emotional support to dogs by a team of well-esteemed tickticians. 

What makes a good Emotional Support Tick?

With an appreciation for the outdoors, an appetite for affection, and a strong attachment style, ticks make the perfect emotional support companion for dogs. Once the ‘bond’ is forged, it’s hard to break. 

Where do you source your ticks from?

When you think of ticks, you think of remote locations. Like forests or farms. That simply isn’t the case anymore. Ticks can be found in many urban centres. Most typically in parks, or next to sources of water (lakes, rivers, and streams). In some instances, even backyards. For that reason, all our ticks are found right here in the GTA. 

Why do ticks need to be adopted in the first place?

Like us, ticks are social species. They enjoy the company of others, especially dogs. They will wait, wait, and WAIT for the perfect dog to come along, just so that they can bond. Ticks love being social and need your dog’s ‘social’ support to survive. 

Close-up of dog with tick in its fur

Maybe tick adoption isn’t for me and my dog?

Maybe so. But as a dog owner who frequents parks in the city, tick adoption is always a possibility. Remember. If you don’t want to adopt a tick, use K9 Advantix® II.

K9 Advantix® II treatment for small dogs
K9 Advantix® II treatment for medium dogs
K9 Advantix® II treatment for large dogs

K9 Advantix® II is a topical treatment that is applied monthly, to protect dogs from fleas and ticks, as well as lice, mosquitoes and stable flies. Recommended by veterinarians — K9 Advantix® II provides protection from fleas and ticks, and peace of mind for pet owners. K9 Advantix® II stays on the dog's skin, and works through contact to kill fleas and ticks. Ticks that don't bite, can't spread harmful diseases like Lyme. Ticks are spreading in Canada, especially in urban areas.

For more information about K9 Advantix® II click here.

Pspspsps... Now that we’ve got your attention, don’t use this product on cats.

TICKSclaimer: This is not an actual tick adoption centre. Nor is it a tick adoption initiative. While cute in size, ticks bite, suck, and transmit dangerous diseases. This information is provided for educational and tick prevention purposes. Because ticks are totally ick!

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