American Kennel Club Toy Breeds
Recognize and remove ticks from your dog
notice a tick on your dog because it's a tiny black, brown, reddish
or tan insect about
It's nice if two people can do this. One to hold the dog steady and one to remove the tick.
Here's the way I like to remove ticks (but see video below for other techniques)
Watch your dog for a couple days to ensure he didn't get an infection from the tick. If he suffers swollen joints that make him lame, has a fever or isn't eating, see a vet right away.
Here's a short video on the right way to do it (and how to recognize a tick).
P.S. Studies show that using petroleum jelly, mineral oil, soap water, alcohol and hot match heads do not work to loosen ticks from skin. A hot match can harm your dog.
If you never want to go through this again, use a monthly preventive that also protects your dog from fleas.
If, for some reason, you prefer a flea-only preventive or you're taking
your dog to a rural or wilderness area and want additional protection,
consider the Virbac
Preventic Tick Collar.
WARNING: Any one medication can cause an allergic reaction in any one dog. The first time you use any tick preventive be certain a responsible person is home with the dog for the next few hours.
Contact your vet if the dog shows any type of allergic reaction such as over excitement, scratching wildly or develops hives or swelling especially on his face or neck.
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