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How to find and remove a tick from a dog: simple tips for the owner

Alina MilsentLife
How to get ticks out of a dog

Spring is the season of ticks. These parasites are very dangerous because they carry many diseases and infections.

Ticks are especially active in late spring, when the weather is warm and sunny. They may cling to your pet's fur even after a walk in the city park. Read how to find and remove a tick from the dog in the article of OBOZREVATEL.

Where usually ticks "sit" on the dog body

Ticks choose places with thin and delicate skin. First of all, check your dog after a walk:

  • ears
  • head
  • neck
  • armpits
  • belly.

You can check the coat by ironing it with your fingers or combing it with a special brush.

What to do if a tick is found

Under no circumstances should you try to pull or tear the tick with your fingernails. This will only lead to complications - the parasite remnants will remain in your dog's body, causing infection and inflammation.

You'll need to use a special device to remove the tick, or better yet, see your veterinarian.

How quickly the infection happens

Some ticks bite as soon as they attach to your dog's skin. Sometimes it can take minutes or days for the parasite to find an attractive spot. It all depends on the following factors:

  • type of tick
  • ambient temperature
  • the health status of the dog.

Veterinarians say it takes an average of 24 to 48 hours from the time the parasite gets on the skin until it bites and attaches.

Is there any protection against ticks?

There is no one hundred percent protection, so you should regularly check your dog's skin for ticks and remove them in time.

Specialists advise vaccinating against diseases that can provoke ticks - babesiosis, ehrlichiosis or borreliosis.

In addition, there are special sprays, drops, pills and collars. These are preventive measures that can repel and neutralize the parasites.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told, what are the symptoms of dangerous diseases can be shiver in dogs.

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