How to remove ticks from your dog

If you find a tick on your dog it needs to be removed as soon as possible. If you are unsure as to whether it’s a Paralysis tick or not, it’s best to expect the worst, just in case and take steps to quickly remove it – or take your dog to your vet immediately for them to do it for you. 

Once you remove a tick from your dog, it will still be alive, so store it in a screw-top jar, preferably in rubbing alcohol, to ensure the tick doesn’t escape just in case you have to take it to the vet if your pet falls ill. 

Use a tick removal tool, like tweezers or a tick fork, to remove the tick straight away. Take hold of the tick as close to your dog’s skin as possible and slowly lever the tick out, pulling straight upwards with steady, even pressure. Take care not to squeeze the tick’s body. 

After storing the tick in the jar, disinfect the area and wash your hands thoroughly. Then, it’s a good idea to contact your vet immediately. 

<h2>How to prevent your dog coming in contact with ticks<h/2>

Unfortunately, if your dog likes to spend time outdoors, there’s no way to prevent them from coming in contact with ticks. But you can help protect against ticks by checking your dog daily and using a proven tick treatment like NEXGARD SPECTRA . Just one monthly chew provides effective control of pre-existing Paralysis Ticks within 24 hours and protects all-month-long against Paralysis ticks, Brown Dog ticks and Bush ticks.

Learn more about ticks here. 

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