Spotting and Treating Ticks in Dogs

Tick Identification

Recognize ticks on your dog by their small, arachnid appearance and potential swelling after feeding.

Checking Your Dog

Regularly inspect your dog's fur, especially in high-risk areas like ears, neck, and between toes.

Tick Removal

Safely remove ticks using fine-tipped tweezers. Grasp the tick close to the skin and pull gently upward.

Avoid Folklore Methods

Do not use folklore methods like burning ticks with a match or smothering them with oil.

Tick Prevention

Use tick preventatives like topical treatments, collars, or oral medications as recommended by your vet.

Tick-Borne Diseases

Be aware of tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease and consult your vet for vaccinations and early detection.

Yard Maintenance

Keep your yard groomed to reduce tick habitat. Remove tall grass and debris where ticks may thrive.

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