If you’re a dog owner, it’s important to know how to remove a tick from your pet safely and easily. Ticks carry diseases that can harm your pet, so removing them as quickly and efficiently as possible is crucial. To help keep them safe from future tick bites, give Lawn Plus Pest Control Services a call.
Inspect Your Dog Thoroughly for a Tick
The first step is to inspect your dog thoroughly for a tick. Next, run your hands down each leg, inside their armpits, under their bellies, and around their chests. If they’ve been rolling around, thoroughly comb through their back fur, parting the fur to expose the skin underneath.
The first step of removal is to gather the supplies you’ll need. You’ll need a pair of fine-tipped tweezers, antiseptic wipes, and cotton balls or swabs. It’s also a good idea to have a container on hand that can be sealed shut in case the tick is still alive after removal.
Use Gentle Extraction
Using the tweezers, carefully grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull straight upward with steady pressure. Avoid crushing the tick’s body, as this could cause its fluids to be released into your pet’s bloodstream.
Clean the Area
Once the tick is removed, dispose of it in the container and clean the wound area with an antiseptic wipe or cotton ball. Inspect your pet again to make sure you didn’t miss any other ticks.
Treat Your Lawn for Fleas and Ticks
If you’ve removed a tick or flea from your dog recently, then it’s time to treat the lawn! Lawn Plus offers the safest and most effective flea and tick lawn treatment in Cincinnati, OH. We also offer solutions for rodent, bee, and roach control. Contact us today at (513) 296-7378.