Your rescue dog is very lucky to have you to call family. He comes with quite the history and you may never know his true story. Regardless of how he got to you or what he did before you gave him a furever home, he probably comes to you in need of a bath. You may see your little guy's personality come to life with something as simple as a bath, but you may also notice your new best friend needs some time before diving into his new life. Washing your rescue dog could be simple and easy, or it could be quite the challenge
It's very common for rescue dogs to be anxious, nervous, and even fearful of new surroundings and tasks. Because you and your rescue dog are just getting to know one another, take his cues and go slow with his first bath in your home. More than anything, he needs to feel love.
Large amounts of ticks covering the body
Thank you for the question. I'm sorry to hear about the tick infestation. The important thing to note here is that a large number of ticks on a dog can cause anemia. Ticks can also carry diseases (like Lyme disease) that are very harmful. Trying to remove the ticks from Millie on your own is almost impossible; the ticks produce a glue-like substance that helps them adhere to the body. Full removal of the tick body is essential too. I would consult the vet who can prescribe a product to eliminate the ticks quickly and prevent further infestation or secondary infection. As well, they will let you know how to clean the house and Millie's sleeping area so that the ticks do not return. All the best to you and Millie!
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