Did you find a tick on your dog?

Here are three steps to follow to remove these unwelcome visitors safely.

Remove the tick immediately. An infected tick can transmit disease in only a few hours. Wear latex gloves, if possible. Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible, and pull gently. Clean your hands, the bite area, and the tweezers with disinfectant.

Place the tick in a small container of alcohol. Make note of the date. In case of future illness, tick identification will be important.

Never try to burn, smother, or otherwise try to get a tick to “back out.” Also, do not attempt to remove a tick with your fingers. These methods do not work and can cause the tick to regurgitate more potential pathogens into the dog’s skin.

If you are not using a flea and tick prevention product, ask your veterinarian. He or she will know which product is right for your dog.

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