Monthly Flea (and tick) Parasite Preventatives
Because this is a tick-borne disease, and there is no vaccine or other guaranteed method of prevention, the use of a regular tick preventative can greatly reduce the chance of infection. These products are administered topically (on-the-skin) and will prevent ticks, as well as other internal parasites, for an entire month. Pay careful attention that you choose a product that is listed for the parasites that you specifically want to prevent.
Administer a flea and tick preventative product to your pet every month for the duration of its life. Dogs and cats are at risk for tick and flea-borne illnesses at any age.