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Dog Tick:Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms

Dog Medicine
Commonly known as the dog bean or tick, it is brown, long oval, dorsal ventrally flat, small to sesame grain size to rice grain size. After the female tick is full of blood, the worm can expand to the size of a castor bean. Ticks usually attach to the head, ears and toes of dogs to suck blood, and the skin at the attachment site is irritated and has an inflammatory reaction.

Causes of Dog Tick

Ticks are the vectors of bacteria, viruses, Rickettsia and protozoa, and tick activity is relatively frequent. When dogs are feeding and running on the grass or among the woods, they may be bitten by ticks. Because ticks have barbed hooks in their mouths, dogs are often difficult to get rid of after being bitten. Ticks thus infect dogs, causing tick disease in dogs.

Main Symptoms of Dog Tick

Ticks use large mouthpieces to stab into the dog's skin to suck blood, causing itching, pain, irritability, scratching, rubbing the affected area, resulting in bleeding, redness, inflammation and other symptoms in the skin of the tick. Severe cases can cause anemia, emaciation, and poor growth in puppies.

Diagnostic Criteria For Dog Tick

Combined with clinical symptoms, or the detection of ticks on the dog's body surface or in the kennel or dog activity field, the diagnosis can be made.

Dog Tick Treatment

When the number of ticks is small, the dog owner can peel off the ticks by hand, pay attention to the removal of ticks should be perpendicular to the skin surface, so as not to leave the tick mouthparts on the dog's skin and cause alloreactions.

If a large number of ticks parasitizing, should be medicated bath, or wash the coat after dusting powder for treatment.

Keep the kennel hygienic, the fire-resistant part of the kennel can be treated by fire, deworm the dog regularly, and disinfect and kill the dog's activity field, especially the land regularly.