The sooner you learn how to remove a tick, the better it is for your pet, since a painful illness can be prevented with quick removal.
Tickets are blood-sucking mites that while small, can still transmit some dangerous diseases. The disease most commonly associated with a tick bite is Lyme disease.
When searching for information on how to remove a tick, you will find many different answers. Some people would even suggest that home tick removal could be made easy by lighting a match onto the tick, which would cause it to want to leave on its own.
The truth is that you should never listen to this type of advice for tick eradication, mainly because it could make matters worse for your pet. Removing tick from dog is easy; however before you can begin with pet tick removal, you have to find the tick first.
When looking for ticks it is a good idea to put on some latex gloves and go through your pet's coat for ticks. Be sure to use good lighting because ticks can be difficult to spot.
Ensure that you check your Chihuahua daily during the summer and spring months. Feel for lumps underneath the hair, pay close attention to the belly, legs, eyes, face, and ears. These are warm places and thus interesting for ticks to flock to.
Once you have found a tick, go through the following steps to ensure safe tick removal:
Some points to remember on how to remove a tick and how to get rid of ticks
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