When You See A Tick, What Should You Do?

When You See A Tick, What Should You Do?

It’s easy to want to panic when you spot a tick on your fur ball, but fret not! I’m here to tell you what to do in that situation.

The first step would be to get rid of that pesky parasite. This is where you can make use of a tick twister. Scoop underneath the tick where its head meets your pup’s skin, then twist and pull. You can also use tweezers or long fingernails. Don’t squeeze the tick’s body, and be sure to remember to twist! You should also not use any chemicals or products on the skin before removing the tick. After you’ve gotten rid of that tick, check the rest of your pup’s body to make sure there are no others.

Now that you have a tick in hand, you’ll have to figure out if it’s the dangerous kind or not. The easiest way would be to go to a vet, but you can identify it on your own by the color of its legs. Is it a dangerous paralysis tick? These types of ticks have 8 legs near the head, with the front and back pairs in brown and the middle ones in white. If you think it’s a paralysis tick, go to the vet immediately – it’s always better safe than sorry!

Once all of that’s over, you’ll probably want to find ways to fully protect your fur ball from future ticks. Tick collars, tablets, and top-spot treatments are all forms of preventative tick treatment. Talk to your vet about what may be best for you. Do like and share this if you found it useful or helpful!

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