The female tick is easily distinguished from any other tick
by the white dot or star in the center of their back.  
Lone Star are aggressive ticks and long distances in for a host.
The lone star tick does not transmit Lyme disease

Life Cycle
The lone star tick, is found in the southeastern and south-central states.
They have been recorded in large numbers as far north as Maine
and as far west as central Texas and Oklahoma.
All three life stages (larva, nymph, adult) will feed on human animals,
and may be quite aggressive. Lone star ticks will also feed readily on other animals,
including dogs and cats.

Dangers Of Ticks
Tick's can cause skin irritation and damage in dogs
This particular tick can carry a multitude of other pathogens.

Prevention
Permethrin clothing treatment kills ticks and
deet based skin repellent helps repel them
Proper parasite management is essential in preventing an infestation
or your dog becoming infected with a Tick pathogen.
These include preventative insecticides in the yard and tick control measures on your dog,
especially if they are a outside animal or field dog.
Repellent products are available both over the counter
and from your Veterinarian to utilize directly on your dog.
Check your dog routinely for ticks
Keep lawns mowed, brush trimmed,
and leaf litter away from the home.
Keep trails or paths in wooded areas
on your property clear of vegetation.

Human Animals and Deer Ticks

Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)

The saliva from lone star ticks can be irritating;
redness. Patients bitten will occasionally develop a
circular rash similar to the rash of early Lyme disease.
The cause of the rash has not been determined.
The rash may be accompanied by fatigue,
headache, fever, and muscle and joint pains.
The symptons are not caused by Borrelia burgdorferi,
(Lyme disease).

Tularemia

Tularemia is often referred to as Deerfly fever or Rabbit fever

Tick Paralysis

Paralysis resulting from a tick bite

Q-Fever

It is an infection caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii which can cause pneumonia and hepatitis

Ehrlichiosis

Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) and Human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME)
Fever, headaches, and aches and pains, and sometimes a rash

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