There’s no avoiding ticks in pets, especially if you have an active dog that goes in and out of the house often. It can be pretty terrifying to see ticks crawling through cushion gaps to find a warm hiding spot. Removing ticks is not a pleasant thing to do, but it is important that when removing ticks, especially from your dog’s body is done correctly. It gets easier once you’ve got the hang of it. Ticks carry various infectious bacteria and illnesses. They can give people terrifying illnesses such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis. With just their small bites, the virus can spread in a short time within 6 hours.
Ticks have a similar body shape to a ladybug. It consumes by attaching itself to a skin with its harpoon-like teeth at its mouth. People may find it difficult to remove them as ticks also release a sticky substance and hold on to the host with its strong tiny legs. Ticks are able to survive and populate in outdoor areas, such as forests, grass, and even the city streets. They don’t feed entirely on dogs, they also go for birds, mammals, and insects.
Usually, a pair of tweezers with a fine point tip would do the trick to remove a tick. Starting by spreading the fur of your dog, aim as close to the skin and grasp on to the tick with the tweezers. Then begin gently pulling the tick straight upward as this will prevent from having the tick’s mouth stuck onto the teeth. Investing in a Tick Twister, a tick removal hook, will make dog owner’s life so much easier as it only requires to position the prongs around the tick. By just twisting upward, the tick is easily removed without any risk of leaving its mouth stuck.
Ticks are pests that should be removed immediately. Should you have seen signs like Adopt a dog Singapore, “Kitten and Puppy for Sale Singapore”, or “Poodle Singapore and other rare breeds”, be prepared for the responsibility that is to keep your house and your dog clean free of ticks for a cleaner and happier dog.