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How To Know If Your Dog Has Ticks?

Ticks are also known as the mites which feed on the blood of a dog, they can attack any mammals even human beings too but mostly they attack dogs. Ticks not only causes a health problem in our pets but also it is the carrier of many infectious diseases such as Lyme disease and typhus. If you have a pet dog in your home then you must know how to act if your pet has mites. Read this article to know if your dog has ticks or not.

Ticks in dog

Symptoms of Ticks

  • One of the signs of mites in dogs is they show Strange attitude and movement, some of the symptoms which shows that your dog is under the attack of mites are.
  • The eye area and neck are scratched
  • Your dog bites its own feet
  • Your dog starts scratching its ears
  • The favorite area where most of the mites are found in the dog’s ears, neck, near the eyes and between the dog’s toes. The best way to know either your dog has ticks is through properly inspecting these areas.
  • You must check ticks in the fur of your pet everytime you go to a walk with your pet in a doubtful area and always check ticks in each part of dogs body. We recommend you to use gloves whenever you are checking ticks in your pet.
  • It is possible that ticks have left your dog when you do the inspection but remember ticks are parasites which carry diseases which can cause injury, infection or anemia. In this case, you must find the place of ticks bite you can see infected area will be reddish or swollen.

Ticks are parasites

  • In the hot season, ticks reproduce in order to do so females mites feed on blood, therefore, these mites mostly wait in the areas which are rich in vegetation for the arrival of dogs to attack.
  • In case you take your pet to a park, garden or any place which has high grass then the chances of getting ticks is very high.
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  • The signs of ticks appear after few days of attack because ticks secrete a sort of saliva which has an anesthetic property, Ticks smear the area which they bite. That’s why our dog feel the effect of ticks when the sedative effect passes.
  • Dogs show symptoms which can tell us that it is infected by ticks, as they carry diseases which are very serious. Whenever a tick sucks the blood of a dog it opens the area which it bites through which germs enter the body of a dog.
  • The most common disease caused by ticks are canine ehrlichiosis, keep it in mind that canine ehrlichiosis symptoms are sometimes not specific and depend on the immune system of our dog, in case our dog’s immune system is weak then animals which are attacked by ticks shows these symptoms.
  • Anemia
  • Haemorrhages
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Bacterial infections
  • Blindness
  • Vomiting in the acute phase
  • Edema
  • Two common diseases caused by ticks are Lyme and babesiosis, Babesiosis causes the anorexia, fever diarrhea and blood in the dog’s urine. Whereas Lyme causes the myopathy, Lymphadenopathy, fever, and polyarthritis in dogs.

Common diseases caused by ticks

  • ticks can cause a serious problem for our pets health, therefore, we must protect our pet against this disease. We recommend you to follow these tips to save your pet against these ticks and to maintain the health of your pet.
  • Brush your pet regularly
  • Provide quality of food
  • Give your pet bath which is the best method of protecting a dog from ticks.
  • Use anti-parasitic shampoos.
  • Pay special attention to your pet in summer.
  • Buy specific products which prevent ticks

Look After your Dog

  • You must vaccinate your pet against the rabies disease, as rabies is very fatal disease and transferable therefore you must vaccinate your pet against this disease.
  • You must give plenty of fresh water to your dog after exercise because it feels thirsty after exercise, if you do not give water to your dog it can cause dehydration in your pet and your dog can go paint which is dangerous therefore always give fresh water to your pet.

Two common diseases

  • Always give a good and comfortable shelter to your dog so that he can live in it happily, you can also include a large durable dog bed, dogs paw on the pet constantly to get comfortable.
  • You must clean your dog’s floppy long ears because this area can become the breeding ground for the bacteria if they are not cleaned properly.
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  • Whenever you feed your dog you must consider the age of your pet and give them food according to there age so that you do not overload them and they get the necessary food they require.
  • You must clean your pets area where they sleep at least once in a weak so that they do not get dirty and disease.
  • You can use a dryer after giving a bath to your pet but make it sure your pet does not afraid of it otherwise you can use a towel to dry your pet.
  • The dog’s strength not only depends upon the exercise but a good diet also helps in preventing bad breath, therefore, it is recommended always buy premium brand food for your pet which contains all necessary ingredients like nutrients and vitamins.

Look after your pet

  • You must make a plan for your puppy meal and should follow that plan throughout the day when a dog reaches an adulthood stage lower there meal.
  • This article is only based on providing basic information, Tryarticles does not have any authority or responsibility to prescribe any medicine or treatment we strongly recommend you to take your pet to vet in case of any type of pain or condition your dog to have.

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