Common Enemy #1: Ticks!
LISTEN Here to nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World as DeHaven talks about children (in particular) sharing the same the environment as dogs, and therefore being prone to tick bites and therefore tick disease.
DeHaven endorses flea and tick control, and depending on where you live the Lyme vaccine, to protect the family dog.
What about protecting people? To protect people, you can’t quite do as much. Of course, you should check the child for ticks as often as possible.