Ticks, those little unfriendly critters that attach themselves to your dog’s body… If your dog is infested with ticks. You must take the necessary precautions to get rid of them as quickly as possible. But it is not that easy to get rid of this parasite. We will tell you how to remove a tick from your dog.
How to remove a tick from your dog?
Your dog is scratching and rubbing? He is surely prone to small parasites called ticks. These little animals attach themselves to your animal to feed on its blood. They can bring about allergic and inflammation reactions and, they can be fatal in some cases. You have already tried to remove a tick without success or are afraid of being contaminated. Follow the TNT Ticks advice, to remove ticks from your dog with ease.
Where is she hiding?
Without further ado, locate the parasite!
Ticks are typically found where the skin of the dog is rather thin. They like to settle around the ears, neck, nose, or between the pads of your pets.
Once the intruder is found, take a tick puller or tick clip. Then place the tool at the head of the tick. Make a slight rotation to facilitate the operation without risking badly pulling the insect. For the removal of the tick, it will suffice to pull gently.
Nothing could be simpler when you are well equipped! Do not hesitate to disinfect the place where the tick was with a cotton ball and a conventional disinfectant.
Tick puller (or tweezers)
Contrary to popular belief, removing a tick with tweezers is strongly discouraged. The ideal is to use the instruments specially designed for this purpose. The instruments recommended by veterinarians are those in the form of a small lever such as tick pullers. Also called tick hooks. These tools allow you to easily wedge the head of the tick between the two arms of the lever and unscrew it. Being sure not to remove only part of the parasite, but to remove it in its entirety. We must at all costs avoid leaving the embedded fully ticks on dogs.
The tick sticks itself to the dog by twisting itself directly into its skin. Then it spreads its mouthparts under its skin. Therefore. If it is pulled out using tweezers, the tick head is stuck in the dog’s skin will form a foreign body. Which risks causing an abscess or infection. afterward.
It is essential to treat your pets regularly to prevent the appearance of parasites. With the help of special products such as anti-tick collars for example. These collars can be tailored to your pet’s size, with most being adjustable. We offer on our site different types of anti-tick collars. Which will be perfect to protect your dog (which will thus avoid the tick bite and will avoid many worries).
Why do you have to remove your tick?
It is important to treat your dog, not only for its well-being and aesthetic comfort. But to prevent the risk of transmission of certain diseases, whether through fleas or ticks. By feeding on your dog’s blood can cause the exchange of parasites.
Ticks are pathogens, that is. They are factors capable of causing injury or disease that can lead to the death of your companion. Once removed, after the following hours, see if your dog is not tired or if he is behaving abnormally. In this case, do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian.
What are the hazards of a tick bite in dogs?
Ticks can be very dangerous for dogs, as they are vectors of diseases that can be fatal for your pet.
Lyme disease remains the best known. It is an infectious disease transmitted by ticks that can also be contracted by humans.
A tick bite in dogs can lead to serious symptoms. Indeed, your dog may have difficulty moving. Which is due to intense muscle and joint pain and the possible swelling of his joints.
If the infection is advanced the symptoms may be more serious. And your pet may be at risk of heart, kidney, or nervous system problems. He can also suffer skin damage.
You must therefore be vigilant and attentive to the behavior of your companion to avoid any invasion of any parasite!
Ticks: prevention first and foremost
If the ticks have not yet attacked your companion, you can already regularly monitor his skin after each walk (especially on sunny days. The ideal period for tick proliferation). You can also choose antiparasitic that will come from the appearance of ticks. Collars are quite effective and allow your dog to have protection for a few months. You may get your pet vaccinated for a full immunization as well.
My dog is contaminated, what should I do?
Do not try to remove a tick directly if you see a tick already attached despite your monitoring. It is better to remove it with a tick applicator. The product kills the tick, and you can easily unhook it with a hook included in the kit. This solution is suitable for dogs with few ticks. As it still requires looking for the parasite on your pet’s skin. If your dog is infested with ticks. The most effective trick is to use external tick removers such as shampoos, lotions, sprays, insect repellents, or even powders.