How can you win the war on ticks with your dog? Finding the right flea and tick protection, as well as regularly checking your dog after being outdoors can stop nasty ticks from getting to your dog!
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Which dogs get ticks?
In order to win the war on ticks, you need to know that any dog can get ticks, and every dog needs good flea and tick protection. Simply going out into the yard to go potty, ticks can hop on your dog and start their search for a good place to call home under the fur. Dogs who are out in fields and wooded areas may have a higher chance of picking up ticks, but ticks are everywhere, and pet parents need to be aware! Bravecto® (Fluralaner) flea and tick control offers both flea and tick protection! Check them out on Facebook and Twitter!
How do you find ticks on your dog?
The easiest way to find those disgusting ticks on your dog is to look them over when you come indoors. If your dog has light colored fur, ticks are easy to spot as they make their way along the top of the fur, looking for a place to “bite”. Give your dog a quick once over and you may see a tick walking along.
How do you find hidden ticks on your dog?
After giving your dogs for a good once over on the top, it is time to dig in and really look for ticks. Ticks are quite small, and are often well hidden. If you have found them on your dog before, always check those favorite spots again for new ticks. My mom knows ticks love to hide in my beard, under my “arms”, and on the underside of my long floppy ears. Pull the fur apart down to the skin and look hard for those little ticks! Dark colored dogs are more of a challenge, but good lighting will help. Check this link for helpful tips on removing any ticks you may find.
What kind of ticks are in your area?
There are many kinds of ticks but not every tick is in every state. Use this handy tick identifier to see which ticks are in your area. I live in Minnesota and now know which ticks live in my state. Your dog can be exposed to diseases ticks carry, which is why it is important to use a good tick preventative. BRAVECTO is an oral product providing 12 week* protection against fleas and ticks for your dog, with just one yummy chew tablet. BRAVECTO not only helps you win the war on ticks, it is fast acting, killing fleas within two hours and 100% of fleas within twelve hours! Fleas are nothing to take lightly! I recently posted some scary facts about fleas.
Why should you talk to your veterinarian?
BRAVECTO is FDA approved and is only available from your veterinarian. Last month I wrote about the reasons why you should talk to your veterinarian about tick and flea control. It is also a good idea to have your veterinarian help you decide the best flea and tick treatment option for your dog, and show you how to best remove a tick from your dog if you happen to find one! You can win the war on ticks, and BRAVECTO is one of the best weapons to help you do it!
*BRAVECTO kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: The most common adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials were vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, polydipsia, and flatulence. BRAVECTO has not been shown to be effective for 12 weeks’ duration in puppies less than 6 months of age. BRAVECTO is not effective against lone star ticks beyond 8 weeks after dosing.
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