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Ticks

2nd June 2016

Ticks seem to be a particular problem this year. I can’t ever remember having to remove so many from my dog so thought we just needed to keep it in our minds.

By far, the best solution I’ve come across is using a tick collar – available from your vet. As with everything though one solution won’t suit all and any form of prevention won’t kill off all the parasites harmful to you and/or your dog.

There are so many ‘strange’ methods on the internet and some quite dangerous ideas of how to remove a tick. There is also a huge hype about what happens if you leave the mouth part in when removing the tick. My reaction is just to get the thing off as quickly as possible.

I searched far and wide for a suitable article to help us all help us keep ‘calm’ around ticks (not that I would be if one latched on to me!), and this was the article I felt was worth passing on.

http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-checkups-preventive-care/what-do-if-a-tick-head-gets-stuck-your-dogs-skin

As with everything medical, if in doubt or unsure, consult your vet.

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