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Ticks in Dogs

Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of animals, including dogs. Ticks can transmit various diseases to dogs, such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and others. It's important to take preventive measures and check your dog for ticks regularly, especially if you live in or have visited areas where ticks are prevalent.

Tick Checks:

  • After your dog has been in areas where ticks may be present (such as tall grass, wooded areas, or areas with lots of vegetation), perform thorough tick checks.

  • Pay close attention to areas where ticks are commonly found, such as around the ears, between toes, in armpits, and on the belly.

Prompt Removal:

  • If you find a tick on your dog, it's essential to have it removed promptly.

  • It's essential to use the correct equipment and apply steady, even pressure. Improper removal can cause the mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin.

  • Clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.

Flea & Tick Bath:

  • K9 Anytime offer a full body Flea & Tick Treatment Teatree bath to help keep their coat pest free. Periodic Flea & Tick baths can help keep them at bay and keep their coat in top condition all year round.

Tick-Borne Disease Testing:

  • If your dog has been bitten by a tick, monitor them for any signs of illness, such as lethargy, lameness, or a loss of appetite.

  • If you notice any unusual symptoms, consult your veterinarian promptly.

Environmental Management:

  • Keep your garden well-maintained by mowing the grass regularly and removing tall weeds or brush where ticks may hide.

Regular Grooming:

  • Schedule regular check-ups with your groomer who can assess your dog's skin thoroughly and aid with proper removal of any ticks found. Ask K9 Anytime for assistance if you have any concerns, and the team will help your dog promptly.


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