Like most dog owners, 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 much more dangerous than fleas that poses a threat to your dog. Ticks often lay in wait in tall grass or thick, wooded areas and these parasites are capable of carrying any number of diseases as they burrow into your dog’s skin. Preventing illness and infection by either preventing ticks from being able to climb onto your dog or knowing how to remove them is knowledge that every owner should have.
Ticks can be irritating and unpleasant to dogs, causing itches and scratching. If the bite area gets infected, it can also cause illness and disease. All of these can make your dog miserable, but he may not be very fond of the removal process either. Be ready to offer him some treats or something equally interesting to distract him from his bath or tick removal or prevention routine.
Removing and preventing ticks on your dog is incredibly important to prevent him (and you!) from getting sick or infected with a disease. While prevention and removal may be a bit of a hassle, it will ensure that he lives a life that is free of parasites and illness caused by them.