For most dog-owners, tick infestation is a familiar and sometimes regular occurrence during their seasons. We even have annual tick seasons during which tick population increase to ts peak on dogs and in dog environment. This is usually during rainy season and summer time in tropical and temperate environments respectively. Whenever ticks are found appear on our dogs, it can be of grave concern and frustrating to eliminate because of the discomfort caused and the fact that they put the dog at risk of diseases. These conditions may range from general discomfort to risk, severe itching, skin abnormalities, secondary bacterial infections and transmission of deadly diseases such as babesiosis, ehrlichiosis and anasplasmosis. They also cause discomfort for humans for obvious aesthetic reasons due to their affinity to migrate around the house into our kitchens and bedrooms or in extreme cases when they latch on to humans too and cause illnesses too.
However, the great news is that for whenever time you notice a tick on your dogs skins – whether on the outer ears, inside the paws, on the back and around the lower abdomen – you can limit their spread on time by removing the ticks YOURSELF. Now many of us may be doing this already once we sight them on our dogs, but the bad news is that most of us do it wrongly – unknowingly causing more harm than good for the dog.
So, lets take a step-by-step basis on how to correctly remove ticks from your dogs or any other pet/animal.
Remember that other ways of controlling or preventing tick infestation on your dog is by….
These are best done by or under the close supervision of a veterinarian to avoid dangerous mistakes, side-effects or (human or animal) casualties.