Preventing Ticks on Your Pets
Dogs are very susceptible to tick bites and tick borne diseases. Vaccines are not available for all the tick borne diseases that dogs can get, and they don’t keep the dogs from bringing ticks into your home. For these reasons, it’s important to use a tick preventive product on your dog.
Tick bites on dogs may be hard to detect. Signs of tick borne disease may not appear for 7-21 days or longer after a tick bite, so watch your dog closely for changes in behavior or appetite if you suspect that your pet has been bitten by a tick.
To reduce the chances that a tick will transmit disease to you or your pets:
· Check your pets for ticks daily, especially after they spend time outdoors.
· If you find a tick on your dog, remove it right away.
· Ask your veterinarian to conduct a tick check at each exam.
· Talk to your veterinarian about tick borne diseases in your area.
· Reduce tick habitat in your yard.
· Talk with your veterinarian about using tick preventives on your pet.
AND best of all, be sure to question your groomer as well, for they should be able to find them and let you know, plus offering baths to eliminate fleas and ticks and talking about products to help with prevention. It time to be safe!!