Like most pet parents, you're probably aware of the threat of fleas on your furry friend and do what you can to prevent them. However, there is something more dangerous than fleas that poses a threat to your dog.
Ticks often lay in wait in tall grass or thick, wooded areas. These parasites can transmit several diseases to your dog as they burrow into their skin, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. All pet parents should learn how to remove ticks and prevent them from latching on to their dog's skin.
Tick bites can be irritating and unpleasant for dogs. Bites can also become infected, increasing your dog's discomfort. In addition, removing a burrowing tick from your dog's skin can be painful. Have some treats on hand to distract your dog while you remove any ticks from their skin.
Is your pup's long fur making it difficult to check for ticks? Book a dog groomer through Wag! and get your dog's coat a much-needed trim.
Removing and preventing ticks on your dog is incredibly important to prevent them (and you!) from getting sick or infected with a disease. While prevention and removal can be a bit of a hassle, it will ensure that he lives a life that is free of parasites and illness caused by them.
He has super long hair and gets all kinds of things in it that I know hurts him. You could almost feel any part of his body at random and their would be ticks there. People say not to take him to a groomer because he’s strictly a outside dog, but I have no clue how to get his super matted hair behind his ears and ticks and over his whole body. Please help I want to treat my dog better I know it hurts him.
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