ID of Tick on my dog

Asked May 9, 2020, 6:32 PM EDT

My dog had a tick somewhat attached from a hike yesterday at Howard County Conservancy. It came off quite easily. My dog is on flea/tick preventative.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Hi - This looks like an American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis).

Here are several resources about ticks in Maryland and tick identification,

Ticks in Maryland

The University of Rhode Island's Tick Encounter webpage is one of the best resources for current information on ticks and tick bite prevention.