doWhat are ticks?
Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of our pets. We have to be more careful when the heat begins to enter, since they reach their maximum level of reproduction.
They usually live in areas with vegetation, either in parks or open fields.
doWhy do we have to be careful with ticks?
They can cause skin lesions with the bite, which can become infected by bacteria or fungi.
It is important to know that not all spread infections to our pets. It will only spread it if that tick is carrying an infection, however you have to keep an eye on your pet to avoid this situation.
doHow to remove ticks?
In this case it is essential to have specific tweezers for ticks, if you use the tweezers you must pull slowly and continuously, and above all know that you do not have to twist the tick, and do not jerk.
You should hook the tick with the tweezers as close to the skin as you can and not squeeze its body so that it regurgitates saliva. Once extracted we must ddisinfect the area with alcohol, hydrogen peroxide.
The use of oils, heat or alcohol to facilitate its extraction is not recommended.
If you are not sure that you can extract it well, it is best to go to your veterinarian to teach you the correct procedure.
doHow to prevent ticks?
During the hottest season, it is preferable to avoid the places where they live, such as in thickets or tall plants, and brush them periodically to maintain proper hygiene.
Fortunately, there are currently many antiparasitic products on the market, such as shampoos, sprays, tablets, pipettes or collars.
Important: You should wait two or three days after bathing to apply the repellent.
You have to know which repellent is more advisable for your pet, since it will depend a lot on where it walks, or if there is a lot of vegetation where it lives, etc.
On our page you will find different repellents take a look terraviva
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Ticks How to Prevent and Eliminate Them