Skip to content

Ticks Love Dogs in the Fall with Dr. Michael Dryden


Dr. Michael Dryden

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, professor of Veterinary Parasitology, in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University says right now – in the fall – is the time when ticks most often transmit Lyme disease to dogs. Spring and summer are the most common times for people to be infected, but due to lifestage changes in the deer tick, it’s about the time those leaves are changing colors that dogs are most susceptible without proper protection.

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, Dr. Dryden notes that dogs are a sentinel for Lyme disease.

To be clear, though, we don’t get tick disease directly from dogs – but from the ticks in the environment. If the ticks are out there, dogs will be infected and that’s a heads up that we will be too.

Dr. Dryden explains that we can do more to protect our dogs from disease compared to us. We talk about various products and the vaccine for Lyme too.

Get My Newsletter!

Keep up with the latest pet news with the EXCLUSIVE STEVE DALE NEWSLETTER!

So, Who is Steve Dale?


Steve Dale is a certified animal behavior specialist who has been a trusted voice in the world of pet health for over 20 years. You have likely heard him on the radio, read him in print and online, and seen him speaking at events all over the world. His contributions to advancing pet wellness have earned him many an award and recognition around the globe.

Book Credits

Learn more about the numerous books Steve has contributed to and authored!

Article Archive

Interested in reading past articles? Just use the dropdown to select a topic!



Like Us on Facebook

Follow Steve Dale on Social Media!

© Steve Dale All Rights Reserved


Steve Dale Pet World