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Remove ticks in dogs – how do you do it correctly?

Beware the vicious tick! Rising temperatures not only attract people and dogs increasingly looking outside, but also awaken in one of the most dangerous insect in this country. The blood sucking ticks can cause dangerous diseases through the transmission of various parasites and must be removed as soon as possible from the skin.

 Ticks in dogsJust as people can catch Ixodes ricinus, the Common Ticks are dangerous to. Although ill dogs very rarely sick on the dreaded encephalitis (TBE), but they are just as susceptible to Lyme disease as humans and can also be affected beyond the Dog anaplasmosis. The causative agent destroys the white blood cells of the dog, which if left untreated can result in death. Furthermore, also the now native marsh tick a significant health risk, since it can transmit to the dog babesiosis and malaria and destroyed in turn, the red blood cells. Since almost all pathogens are transmitted at least eight hours after the tick bite, with timely removal of the tick can avoid the worst.

How react in the case of ticks.

In many places you can here tips that make the parasites die slowly, such as the application of nail polish or oil. However, the resulting struggle can lead to increased excretion of pathogens. The same effect is achieved in an attempt to remove the insect with your hand. Instead, must be the used tweezers beneath the body with a tick and pulled slowly. To be shure that no mouthparts remain in the skin, turning movements may be only minimally.

There are also drugs that are used against ticks. Due to the months of incubation can arise bouts of fever, lameness and especially red coloration of the urine should be treated immediately by a veterinarian.