Ticks in or on Dogs.
Ticks are prevalent in areas with high grass, overgrown bushes, and dense woods. Ticks are well known carriers of diseases and can transmit these as they attach to hosts for blood meals. Dogs that spend time in tick-infested areas should be checked regularly for ticks. When checking your dog for ticks, comb through the fur in an area with good light. Ticks that have attached to dogs are commonly found around the ears, in skin folds, and on the inner side where the legs attach to the body. Ticks vary in size, from a small dot to the size of a lima bean.
When a tick is found, it should be removed immediately. The risk of disease transmission is greater the longer a tick is attached. To remove a tick, use a tick removal tool or use fine tweezers to grasp the jaws of the tick closest to the skin. Steadily pull directly out from the skin. It is not uncommon for the tick to tear off a small patch of skin. Remove any left over parts of the tick from the wound, and wash with soap and water. Save the tick in a vial for future identification in the case the dog shows signs of a fever, weakness, or paralysis. Dogs are susceptible to Lyme disease.
There are several ways to protect your dog from ticks. Cutting the grass and keeping the bushes trimmed removes areas where ticks hide. Over the counter and prescription products that prevent tick attachment can be applied topically every month. Tick collars treated with pesticides have also proven very effective. Be sure to read all labels, as certain products can be hazardous to cats and other animals.
Weekly Pest Control Deals
4 PK TICK REMOVERS ENDS MESSY DANGEROUS TICK REMOVAL EASY TO USE DIRECTIONS
End Date: Saturday Aug-23-2014 18:18:03 PDT
Tick Removal Forceps Tweezers A tool for removing ticks from dogs or people
End Date: Sunday Aug-24-2014 18:16:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.75
Contech Tick Twister Pro Tick Removal Tool Safe Easy Zenpet Tick Twister
End Date: Sunday Sep-14-2014 15:36:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.49
Tick Twister Pro Tick Removal Tool Safe Easy
End Date: Wednesday Sep-17-2014 8:49:47 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6.25
Stainless steel tick tweezers for dogs cats
End Date: Sunday Aug-24-2014 4:40:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.75
SE BITE EXTRACTION TICK REMOVAL KIT FIRST AID New
End Date: Saturday Sep-13-2014 17:45:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.99