Lyme disease on the rise in Ottawa; check yourself and your dog for ticks
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By Joanne Schnurr, CTV News Ottawa, June 16, 2016

Lyme disease is on the rise in the Ottawa are; a worrisome trend as more of us head outdoors in this beautiful weather. Health professionals are warning residents to make sure to check themselves and their dogs after any walk in the woods.The deer tick is a tiny bug but it can make a lasting impression if it's carrying the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

Ticks are out earlier this year because of the warm start to spring, and in greater numbers. So vigilance is key.

Ben Facchin has owned dogs all his life. In all that time, he's only had one tick on one dog until now.