I Found A Tick, What Do I Do?

Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015

 


It's tick season again!  DO NOT PANiC

 

As discussed in many of my previous blog postings, a tick has to continually attached to the host (your dog or cat) for more than 24-48 hours for any diseases to be transmitted.  The best way to avoid infection (and bond with your pet) is to groom them daily especially when you go to tick infested areas.

 

Removing tick with Tick Twister
Tick Twister

 

We have a device called the Tick Twister that can help to safely remove the tick.  At the bite area, put a drop of Lyme Blaster, which designed to try and stop the infection at the site of the tick bite after the tick has been removed and is effective on both Rickettsia and Babesia.  

 

DO NOT PANIC if you have found a tick attached to your dog, even if you think it has been there for more than 48 hours.  If you are really worried about it, consider having your dog tested for tick-borne diseases three to four weeks after removing the tick, but you should also monitor to see if there are any symptoms developing first.

 

If you decide to the the test, and it turns out to be positive, please remember to clarify with your vet if the dog's case is "been exposed" or having "active form" of the disease.  Dogs that have only been exposed, DO NOT require treatment.  And if your dog has the "active form" of disease, research and understand different options, you can avoid or reduce the deadly chemical used for treating the diseases.

 

The best cure is prevention!  To prevent ticks, you should ONLY use natural harmless prevention as chemical prevention can actually weaken your dog's immune system and make them more susceptible to all kind of infections, check out our non-toxic all Natural Pest Control.

 


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