Ticks in Dogs: Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Are you a pet parent worried about ticks attacking your fur baby? Ticks and Fleas are most active during the summer season. Besides itching, they can cause fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, and joint pain. However, taking proactive measures can keep your pet safe from ticks. Check out the blog on ‘Ticks in Dogs: Prevention, Detection and Treatment’ and know everything you need to know about ticks and fleas.  

How to detect ticks in pets?

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Check for ticks regularly on your pet’s body. Run your fingers slowly over your dog's entire body. If you feel a bump or swollen area, part the fur in that area to take a closer look. The easiest way to remove the tick is by grasping it close to the skin with tweezers and gently pulling it out. 

How to prevent ticks in dogs? 

Provide tips for preventing ticks from infesting dogs, such as:

  • Timely Checks: After your dog has been outside, especially in grassy areas, thoroughly check their fur for ticks.
  • Tick Repellents: Use pet-safe tick preventive products such as Tick Free, which is a 100% natural spray to prevent ticks in pets. 
  • Tick Control: Maintain the surroundings by trimming the grass regularly, and removing litter where ticks may be present. 
  • Avoid Tick-Prone Areas: Avoid areas susceptible to ticks, such as tall grassy fields and walk on cleared paths.
  • Regular Grooming: Grooming regularly removes loose fur and dirt where ticks may hide, while making it easier to spot ticks.

How to remove ticks in dogs? 

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Check out the step-by-step instructions for safely removing ticks from pets:

  1. Use tick-removal tools such as tweezers, gloves, rubbing alcohol, and a small container with a lid.
  2. Find a well-lit area to easily see the tick and use tweezers to grasp the tick close to your dog's skin.
  3. Pull out the tick gently. Do not twist or jerk the tick, to prevent it from breaking and remain embedded in your dog's skin.
  4. Place the tick in a small container with rubbing alcohol to kill it. Do not crush the tick as it can release bacteria.

Aftercare Tips for Ticks 

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After the removal of ticks, the bite site might swell up. This inflammation is usually mild and often disappears within a week. However, if the swelling is significantly large, discharging, or painful, immediately consult a doctor. 

  • Clean the area: To prevent further infection, use an antiseptic solution or mild soap and water to clean the area where the tick was attached.
  • Watch for infection: Check for signs of redness, swelling or discharge. Contact your veterinarian if you find any of these signs.
  • Prevent future infestations: Use tick repellents or medications as preventive measures to protect your pet from future tick infestations.
  • Regular tick checks: Make it a habit to check your pet for ticks regularly, especially if they spend time outdoors in areas.
  • Watch for symptoms: Monitor for symptoms of tick-borne diseases such as lethargy, loss of appetite, fever, and joint swelling a week after tick removal. 

What is the treatment for ticks in dogs?

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Ticks and fleas in dogs can be treated using Bye Bugs Advanced Kit. This kit comprises Tick Free spray, Tick Free Shampooch and CanniVin Supplement. Tick Free spray is a preventive and curative medicine for ticks. It helps in the easy removal of ticks and repels ticks when used before outside activities. Shampooch is a herbal dog tick shampoo that helps to cleanse the fur while keeping the ticks away. Lastly, CanniVin is a haircare supplement that nourishes the skin internally while preventing further damage to the skin. So, order Bye Bugs Advance to protect your pet from ticks!