The Study

The purpose of this research study is to better understand how getting a dog or cat might change your use of tick prevention methods, your exposure to ticks, and how you think about these topics. We are doing this research because Lyme disease is the most common tick transmitted disease in the United States and Wisconsin, and pet owners nd ticks on themselves more often than people who don’t own pets.

Who Qualifies

Anyone who is at least 18 years of age and owns a dog or cat is invited to participate.

What Happens

You will be asked to complete two 5 to10 minute surveys; the first survey upon enrollment, and the second later in the summer. You will also be asked to download the Tick App and join the Tick App Study.

If you are interested in participating in this research study, please enroll here:, or visit for more information.


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