24 Apr | Posted by Teri Fann | no comments |
PREVENTION:Once a month topical treatments for pets are the easiest way to keep ticks and other parasites at bay. We recommend using Revolution because it’s non greasy and odorless, as soon as it dries you are safely able to touch and play with your dog with no fear of side effects from the product getting on your skin. The product enters the dogs blood stream through the skin & immediately goes to work protecting the host from not only ticks but also from fleas, heart worms & ear mites.
SAFE STEPS TO REMOVE A TICK:
If you notice a tick on your dog, don’t panic.
You will need the following items to safely remove the tick from your dog:
*Using gloves, grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible while trying to be gentle. In a smooth motion, remove the ENTIRE tick,( leaving behind any part of the tick can lead to infection.)
*Drop the tick into alcohol in a seal proof container, this will kill the tick & allow you to keep the specimen. In case any issues arise in your dog, you can take the dead tick to your vet for testing.
Remember,Ticks live in moist, humid environments & are commonly found in wooded or grassy areas. To avoid contact with ticks on yourself and your dog, walk in the center of trails when outdoors and always do a thorough “body sweep” of your pet and yourself when returning indoors!