Don’t you just hate it when your lovely mate, the only one who has given you comfort a six months, and the only bed-mate you have in a couple of months, has the tick? It may be gross just by thinking of it. What really bugs me is that when my well-groomed pug is infected by tick from some dog who’s just roaming around the neighborhood. My beautiful Cherry B has the tick and it’s been the saddest two days of my life not having Cherry B on my bed at night.
An advice that you want to take to all you fellow dog lovers, your dog is never immune to tick even if he or she is not raised in farm areas. What you can do to prevent this is to isolate them from other dogs which you do not know. Also you can make use of an antie-flea solution and brush your dog with it in a weekly interval. There are other solutions that can last a month. Of course, ask your veterinarian for the best preventive care.
If you find the tick yourself, you can remove it. There is the right way however on how to do it; doing it wrong will only hurt your canine friend. Removing it improperly might cause infection from the skin of your dog. It is not advisable that you take out the tick without any gloves on. There are some disease-carrying ticks that you might want to avoid.
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But in the case of Cherry B, I had no knowledge at all about a dog tick medicine or dog tick cure. So I had to take her to the vet.
For her tick bites, Cherry B was given the Newton Homeophatics Flea and Bug Bite, which is given to the dog through syrup drops. The dog tick medicine that her vet gave her is Frontline Plus for the duration of six months; quite a long time frankly. But I was told Cherry B can get back to my bed in three days tops, just to be sure the tick won’t get to me. It is impossible for me to drink Frontline Plus to let the ticks stay away.
Since this has happened, I have to get rid of my ultra fragrant dog shampoo and resort to using Ovitrol Plus Flea and Tick Shampoo as prevention. Not as fragrant but safe for me and Cherry B.
If there are anti-mosquito bracelets there are also anti-tick collars for dogs as sort of a dog tick medicine or prevention. From what I have heard however, these collars are not very effective and ruins the looks of your dog. I think my Cherry B has enough prevention and medication already.
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