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  • How to handle ticks on your dog

    Your dog comes in from a romp by the Boise or Payette River and settles down on your lap for a belly rub when you feel a bump on your dog's soft fur. When you look closer you find the bane of many a dog and dog owner's life; the tick.
    Male brown dog ticks and non-engorged female ticks are flat and brown. Deer ticks are tiny; you can barely see them if they haven't had their 'drink' yet. As the...