When you try to remove a tick from your dog, he/she will feel discomfort, but it’s very important to do it because these ticks can create deadly diseases to a dog within 24 hours of the bite. If your dog spends a lot of time outside the home, then these tick checks can become a part of your daily routine because these ticks create unpleasant in dogs both in appearance and in the behavior.
In this article, we will discuss on how to spot a tick & how you can remove it. Before you get started on the actual process, you need to gather everything to remove those disgusting tick from your dog.
First, you will need Latex or rubber gloves, tweezers, Rubbing alcohol and a Jar with lid.
Another thing, before you go for it, get someone to hold your dog otherwise he/she will move the body & you won’t be able to do it. Make your dog calm and cool by praising him or giving a little treat.
First run your fingers on your dog slowly, you will find out some swollen or bump area on your dog, & keep going for the check between toes, inside of ears and under the armpits (ticks are found mostly in those areas). Now you might get confused whether it’s a tick or not, now don’t get confused, ticks are brown, black and tan who have eight legs with a head of a pin. Now when you find out one of those, just grasp the tick as close to your dog’s skin using tweezers without pinching your dog. Pull it out straightly and slowly.
When you finally pull it out its time to kill it by placing it in a container with rubbing alcohol.
When you are finally done, you can use an antiseptic spray to disinfect the bite side & praise your dog for being good. Always be careful about this dog ticks.
Matthew Frank was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He was a reputed author of Pet Therapy Dogs and Pet Dog Cat.
Matthew is a regular author of this blog who is studying Veterinary medicine at Purdue University.