Dog Tick Removal

Ticks live from blood and sometimes it feeds during days and increases in 50 times his normal size. But removal of these parasites are more than unpleasant, due that can transmit diseases as the babesiosis, borreliosis, and encephalitis. On some rare cases they can produce a type of paralysis that weakens the rear legs or, even the whole body. There are more than one thousand species of ticks. Not all provoke diseases, but they all live from blood. Due that there is no way to know which of them are harmless and which are not, they must be extracted as soon as possible. Next; Dog tick removal.:

A tick must bleed a dog in between 48 and 72 hours to be able to transmit a disease. However, it is not always easy to extract a tick. They bury their head into the animals skin and attaches themselves using a pair of pincers each in form of a hook that are situated under its mouth. This pincers have little teeth that curve backwards, which difficult the extraction. To extract them you don't need of a great ability, but you do need a bit of strength. Here is what you have to do.

  • Immobilize the tick by spraying on it some alcohol. This stuns the tick. For which it's easier to extract.
  • Don't loose time applying gasoline or kerosene on the tick to try to burn them with a match. These methods don't work and you could just the dog.
  • Hold tight the tick with a tweezers; you have to hold him as near to the head as you can. Slowly make pressure with the tweezers with firmness. After 5 or 10 seconds you will see how the thick gives away from the skin. Extract it slowly, without pulling, to extract the body along with the head. if you pull too quickly, it is probable that the head will stay incrusted inside the skin. The head in itself does not provoke infections and the normal growth of the skin will cause the head to fall out a few days later.
  • Try not to touch the tick directly with your hands. A small cut on your hand or fingers is enough to contract any disease that the tick carries.
  • Once extracted, apply a topic antiseptic on the area, for example betadine. Then dispose of the tick throwing it into the toilet or drowning it in alcohol or in insecticide. If you wish, you keep the tick on alcohol to show it to the veterinary or your doctor so they can identify it and tell you if harmless or not.
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