Here are the 5 places to look first to rid your dog of these leeches!
What is a tick?
One of the mite arachnid family’s external parasites is the tick, which lives on the host and transmits disease. Because of its rostrum, it feeds off of blood once it is firmly attached to the skin (a kind of hook allowing it to bite the skin).
Ticks spread tick paralysis and Lyme disease, just like mosquitoes and other parasites that feed on blood, like ticks.
That’s because bacteria and viruses can be absorbed into the skin, making animals and/or people sick.
She will then be able to spread the disease by becoming a healthy blood donor.
Ticks, in addition to spreading disease, can also trigger allergies, particularly in humans. The parasite’s saliva then triggers a rejection reaction, which can show up as hives, edoema, or even anaphylactic shock, depending on the severity. Because of this, tick bites should be taken very seriously!
How does your dog get ticks?
1. Ticks on the groin
2. Ticks between the toes
For example, ticks are drawn to places where it is both hot and difficult to access. The paws of your dog meet the requirements! While it may be difficult for parasites to latch on between the toes, once attached, they prefer this area.
3. Ticks on the ears
It is possible for these bloodsuckers to hide behind or inside the ears of your companion. It is possible for them to get through his teeth. Ticks are drawn to these hard-to-reach areas because they contain a large number of blood vessels. So be sure to thoroughly examine them!
4. Ticks under the collar and clothes
If your dog is constantly wearing a collar, you can easily forget to look for ticks underneath. Big mistake! Always remember to remove your dog’s collar, harness, and other clothing during the inspection. A parasite can easily hide underneath…
5. Ticks On the eyelids
When a tick is still attached and not swollen, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a small skin ball and a tick. On the eyelids, where small polyps are common, this confusion is widespread. If you’re unsure, take a closer look at the suspicious lump and remove it if it is a tick if necessary. Do not hesitate to consult with your veterinarian if you have any questions.
Ticks on dogs: treatment and prevention
Ticks can be prevented if you take precautions.
An anti-tick and flea collar significantly reduces the risk, but does not eliminate it. You must replace it every one to two months if you want it to continue working as an insect repellent.
Ticks on dogs symptoms
There are many places on your dog where ticks can attach themselves, even if those places are hot, inaccessible, or possibly humid. If you’ve taken your pet for a walk in the wild, make sure to inspect his bottom, groove, ears, paws, and eyes before returning home.
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