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How To Remove/Get Rid of A Tick From A Dog

The blood-sucking parasite that is attached to your adorable puppy will be unpleasant to see and at the same time, it will be a cause for a variety of illness on your dog. Even though it is a common problem on the mammals, it is harmful to your pet. As a dog parent, you have to take care of your dog from that attack of ticks and learn how to remove the ticks from this article. You can remove the ticks using tweezers your hands.

The size of the tick when it is first attached to the skin of your dog is very small but slowly it can even become the size of a grape. The dog that is infested with a lot of ticks may seem to be with lack of appetite and acts very lazy and depressed.

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Here are the ways that will teach you how to remove the ticks on your dog.

  • To remove the ticks that are attached to your dog, you can use tweezers or tick removal instrument.
  • These instruments will be helpful to get the tick off without pressing the tick’s body that ensures you do not leave the harmful bacteria to enter your dog’s bloodstream.
  • You should place the removed ticks in a safe container instead of throwing it in the bin or any other place.
  • It will help you to avoid the comeback of ticks that were removed. Use rubber gloves that protect you from the direct contact of the tick and its bacteria.

Ways to remove the ticks

Being cautious is very important when you start the procedure of removing the ticks.

Use a pair of tweezers or tick removal instrument like Tick Off, and grasp the tick on its head or mouth parts not on its body as it will squeeze the tick. Then pull straight upwards and don’t forget to place the ticks into the container.

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Using alcohol can kill the ticks, so you can fill the container with alcohol. Then it is important to clean the wounds on your dog caused by the ticks and you can apply any antibiotic ointment

Don’ts

Don’t ever apply any kind of chemicals like surgical spirit, Vaseline, nail polish before removing the ticks from your dog. It will cause the tick to regurgitate the content of its stomach into your dog that contains infective organisms.

Also, don’t try to burn the ticks for the purpose of removing it from your dog’s body as it may hurt your dog and will cause the tick to regurgitate its infective organisms into the dog’s skin.

Prevention

You can use anti-tick medication for your dog. There are also other ways like prescription pills, flea and tick collars that can help your dog to get rid of ticks. There are many products for controlling the ticks in the market like Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control, Novartis Capstar Flea Tablets, Bayer K9 Advantix, Adams Plus Flea and Tick Shampoo and etc.

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