Tips For Dog Tick Removal

When dealing with dog ticks it is good to keep it simple. The easiest and best way for tick removal is to remove them is by using a tweezers. Simply grab the tick as close to the skin as possible so you make sure that you have removed all the mouthparts. Stay away from home remedies for removal, like petroleum jelly.

The danger with ticks is that they can negatively affect dog health by transmitting several severe diseases by biting dogs. The most common disease that they are known to transmit is Lyme disease which can cause dog arthritis. Some can also transmit a disease called Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It is best when removing a tick to put it in an airtight container and take it to your veterinarian.

Your veterinarian can identify the tick and tell you if that particular type is capable of transmitting disease.
If you don’t feel comfortable doing tick removal by yourself, ask a Vet to do the removal for you. They remove ticks from dogs often!

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