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dog tick

any of a variety of ticks, as the American dog tick, that commonly infest dogs and may transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tularemia to humans.
Origin of dog tick
1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Look carefully for the white markings of the dog tick.
  • The brown dog tick is dark, shiny, and has no markings.
  • The highest risk of being bitten by a dog tick occurs during the spring and summer.

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