Who doesn’t ruv summer? Summer is all about sunshine, outdoor adventures, and grilling out. It can also bring a lot of ticks for both humans and dogs. Pet pawrents are well aware of how important preventive measures are. However, even the best pet sitters can’t guarantee that your dog will be tick-free for the season. You can safely remove any ticks from your dog if your pup picks up a few while she’s out exploring.
How to check for ticks in dogs
A tick check should be a part of your daily routine if your pupper enjoys being in tick-friendly areas (the woods, tall grasses or the cabin). Fluffers should be full-body pets. This includes checking the torso, armpits and between the toes. Learn how to recognize a tick bite if you feel a bump.
What to do if your dog gets tickled?
Don’t panic. Don’t panic! You should also protect yourself from ticks as they can transmit disease to humans. Keep moving the remover around until the tick is caught at the end. Then, pull the tick free. Yessssss! If you are using tweezers to remove the tick, be sure to grab it as close as possible to your dog’s skin. But, don’t catch the skin. You should pull the tick out in one continuous motion. Don’t forget to remove any remaining ticks. This could lead to an infection. (Ruff. Drop the tick in a container containing isopropyl alcohol. Although the alcohol will kill the tick it is still possible to keep the evidence. You can take your puppy to the vet if they show signs of illness. Give your dog praise and care. Enjoy a glass of wine. It was stressful.
This video will show you how to do it step by step:
Cam Bowers, featured photo
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