At Us with pets you will find a large selection of flea and tick products for dogs. It is recommended to prevent flea and tick products in liquid form, but if the damage has occurred, you can benefit from a comb and tick pliers. Always choose a flea and tick agent that matches the size and breed of your dog for the most optimal effect.
Also, make sure to look for ticks and ticks after walks in woodland or tall grass - even if the dog has been given preventive tick treatment, as none of the treatments on the market are 100% preventive.
Prevent fleas and ticks on your dog
All dogs, but especially dogs with a thick and shaggy coat, are exposed to uninvited guests in the form of fleas, lice, ticks and ticks. There is a risk of fleas all year round, but especially in the summer months the risk of ticks and ticks is very high, and you should therefore both prevent and be aware in general, as these small animals can pass on dangerous diseases to both animals and humans.
Typically, the preventative and treatment for ticks and fleas will be the same. One of the best-selling brands in the area is Frontline, which has proven to be very effective. The product can be used both preventively at approximately 4-week intervals or therapeutically if the damage has already occurred, as it will prevent new attacks and also inhibit the development of flea eggs and larvae.
Means against fleas and ticks in dogs (and cats) is available in spray or pipette. When the remedy has been given, you must pay attention to the following:
- The dog should not be bathed until after 2 days and then should not be bathed more than once a week
- The dog must not lick the wet area (be especially careful if several dogs can lick each other)
- Although the product is preventive, you should still regularly check for ticks and ticks
How to remove a tick from your dog
If you find a tick or tick on your dog, you should remove it as soon as possible. However, it is important that you do it the right way, as the risk of infection is then lower. Preferably use a tick tweezer designed for the purpose.
If you choose to use your fingers, grab as close to the dog's skin as possible (without pressing on the tick's back), pull it out in one smooth motion. Avoid turning or applying oil, as was previously recommended, as this increases the risk of the tick vomiting and thereby transmitting infection.
Wash the area and keep an eye on it afterwards. Redness and swelling should subside. If it increases, or if you experience symptoms in the dog such as fatigue, fever or lack of appetite, you should consult the vet. Ticks that have been on the dog for more than 24 hours may have transmitted Lyme disease, which requires treatment.