With the warmer weather comes an increased risk of tick-infestation. Although ticks are often associated with humid, forested environments. ticks have been recorded in almost every type of terrain. In fact, ticks are more than 850 known species worldwide. And their prevalence is on the rise. This is likely due to several factors including human encroachment into once secluded areas, milder winters, and a decrease in natural predators such as wolves, foxes and bobcats. Learning How to remove ticks from dogs is important. Even if you’re cautious about bringing your dog anywhere near potentially tick-infested areas. Dogs are not always possible to prevent them from coming into contact with ticks. Luckily, there are several ways that you can reduce the risk or encourage early detection.
Today you’re going to learn how to take a tick off of your dog. With a recent increase in the tick population and the increased danger of tickborne illnesses. It’s really important that if you find a tick on your dog, you know how to remove it. And there are all kinds of misconceptions out there about how to remove them.
Scan for ticks using a tick remover
I’ve got a tool here It’s actually for tick removal It’s called a Tickease. which like a big elaborate tweezer which help us to take a tick off of your dog. So what I’m going to do here is get as close to the skin as possible with this critter and without twisting. just put steady pressure, and I’m not pulling really hard. We don’t like the methods of dish soap and peroxide on cotton swabs. simply because they actually caused the tick to regurgitate toxins back into the host. That’s why they let go, is because they have to vomit. we definitely do not recommend that method to steady pressure and weight to remove ticks from dogs.
You don’t want to put too much Pressure on the abdomen of the tick because then. it is likely to rupture and those toxins will go back into the dog. I am fairly amateur at removing ticks. I’m sure vets can probably get these out much quicker. but I do worry about detaching the head. It’s generally not recommended to twist the tick.
Be careful got a little bit of hair caught in there, so that can sometimes cause things to stop happening because you’re pulling on the hair rather than the tick.
Cleanup and after-care
Now, a little after care from the tick sight. I’ve got a little cotton pad and I’ve got some hydrogen peroxide and I’m just going to clean up that area just to make sure that there’s no toxins still sitting on the skin. Next, I’m just going to sanitize the site itself so that hopefully there’s not going to be any issues of infection. I will check that site frequently for the next week or so and then. Maybe once a week, once every couple of weeks after that, and hopefully it’ll just fade out into being nothing. Hopefully we have that luxury.
knowing from Tics, in the past on my dogs, there generally have been found out about that, though, is that it doesn’t mean horrid infections, it doesn’t mean you need to panic. It simply leaves a bump with your dog. I actually had one in Reggie that I accidentally pulled the head off and left it in the dog. And I went searching for answers and called my vet and what do I do?. And they basically said, you know, Just wait and see. Keep an eye on it. Likely the body will expel it on its own, but if not, it’s okay.
It usually doesn’t cause it’s not a huge problem, but the toxins may be part of the issue with pulling off the head. So there can be some extra dangers with that. But if the head remains in your dog, it’s not like that is going to necessarily cause some horrid issue to happen. Check with your vet If you see it being red or really raw or starting to get bigger or anything of that nature. of course You may need to go into your vet and have them to look at it and take that out or do something miraculous to help you out. But it’s not a death sentence. It’s not as terrifying as I initially thought it might be. Finally you know now How to remove ticks from dogs so teach others.