Prevention is the best medicine, and this is especially true when it comes to the tick season. With global warming, dust mites are becoming more active. Ticks are tiny parasites that attach themselves to animals and humans. They are more common in hot and humid climates, they can be found in forests, tall grasses and shrubs. Ticks can be carriers of various health-issue, including Lyme health-issue, which, if left untreated, can be fatal.
What are ticks?
Dust mites are small spider-like creatures that live in forests and lawns. They attach themselves to animals, including dogs, and feed on their blood. Ticks can transmit health-issue that can be transmitted to dogs (and humans) when they are bitten.
What are the symptoms of tick bites in dogs?
Ticks can cause a number of problems in dogs, including:
Irritation and inflammation of the skin
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
How can I protect my dog from tick bites?
There are several things you can do to prevent your dog from being bitten by ticks, including:
Keep your dog away from places known to harbor ticks, such as forests and long pastures.
After the walk, check the dog for ticks and remove everything you come across.
Use a tick remedy on your dog, such as a dog grooming product or a collar.
Talk to your veterinarian about vaccinating your dog against tick-borne health-issue.
How do I remove the tick from my dog?
If you find a tick on your dog, it is important to remove it as soon as possible. There are several ways to do this, but the most important thing is to be careful not to crush the tick’s body, as this could lead to the entry of pathogenic bacteria into your dog’s bloodstream.
One way to remove the tick is to use fine-tipped tweezers to grab the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull it directly. Another method is to use a special tick remover, which can be purchased at pet stores or online. After removing the tick, disinfect the bite site and wash your hands.
If you are worried that your dog may be bitten by a tick or if he shows signs of illness or emergency, consult a veterinarian immediately.
What is Lyme health-issue?
Lyme health-issue is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to dogs (and humans) by infected ticks. Lyme health-issue can cause a variety of symptoms, including fever, joint pain, and lethargy. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems, such as kidney health-issue. Lyme health-issue is treated with antibiotics.
What is Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to dogs (and humans) by infected ticks. Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause a variety of symptoms, including fever, joint pain, and lethargy. If left untreated, it can be fatal. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is treated with antibiotics.