It's that time of the year again, the flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and the ticks are out.
If you are like me, I like camping with my humans, hiking with dad, and roaming the farm.
Check out this great Infographic about being tick smart.
|Source of Infographic: Wondercide Natural Products|
Here are some ways to stop ticks from biting your dog. Make sure to consult your veterinarian first, before using any tick prevention on your dog:
- Spot-On Treatments
- Oral Medications
- Tick Dips
- Tick Collars
- Tick Sprays
- Treat the House and Lawn
- Checking Your Dog
- Keeping Dogs Indoors
Depending on where you live in the U.S. your risk factors may vary. Of the many different species of ticks found throughout the world, only a select few bite and transmit disease.
They also make tools to help remove ticks effectively.
How to remove a tick:
- Use fine-tipped tweezers to grab the tick as close to the skin as possible.
- Pull upward with steady, even pressure.
- After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the area and wash your hands.
- Make sure to keep an eye on the area where the tick was to see if an infection develops. If the skin remains irritated or infected, make an appointment with your veterinarian.
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