If protecting your pet from tick-borne diseases hasn’t made it on to your list this year, you may want to reconsider. Data from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) shows that Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are a threat to your pet at all times of the year and all over the United States. Know the risk in your region and be alert when tick-borne illnesses pop up in your area. If and when pets bring ticks into your home, they could be carrying infectious bacteria that puts your family at risk for contracting a tick-borne illness. Protecting your pet keeps your human family members safe, too!