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How do take care of ticks on my dog skin?



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How do take care of ticks on my dog skin?

I just recently discovered a single tick under the skin of my dog and I literally don't know how come it managed to get there because I take very good care of my dog. 

I have removed the tick already and still planning on taking him to the vet to have him properly examined but I still want to hear all your opinions on how to take care of this problem as well. 

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NerdIndeed

Try using Lemongrass and Cedar essential oils, fleas and ticks hate the smell of the oils and will jump off of a dog to get away from it.



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focusedwriter10

I will try this one. I have never had about it. I have been spraying my dogs.



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NerdIndeed

I tried it once before, and it actually worked. But still, the best course of action is to bathe your dogs regularly.



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theresajane

Really? This is new to me. Even though we take care of our dog, ticks still come back. Perhaps, this could help us solve the problem.



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NerdIndeed

It will undoubtedly help you to solve the problem. Let us all take care of our dogs and other animals in general so that future generations will still get to see them. What the hell am I saying? Peace out!



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overcast

I agree that fleas and the septics stay away from the essential oils of any type. But I think the pet is wounded so using the anti bacterial approach is a good option too. I think the OP can try that one out too and see if it helps.



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NerdIndeed

Yes, this might also be the case. Check for parasites too. I recently saw a video where a parasite is living under a cat's nose. It was taken off using pliers of some sort. I can't imagine the pain it did to that poor cat.



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overcast

That is really sad. I am wondering if parasite as big as shown in the video. I think it'd be harder to cure with the medicines. This is more of operating job. And for that vet needs to be taking a look at. But either small septic and small parasites can be taken care of with medicines even turmeric can keep them away.



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NerdIndeed

Yeah, I think the cat on the video is under tranquilizers of some sort. Yes, I know there is also some form of medicine to take parasites out of your pet that is not that intrusive.



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overcast

Definitely tranquilizers. Plus the vets often take some time for pets to keep in their place. Because often in such cases they are supposed to keep them under observation after being operated.



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jpk0007

Well there are various treatments that can be done to get rid of the ticks. Dog collars that help in getting rid of the ticks on the dogs skin. You can also make use of specially medicated shampoos which help in getting rid of the ticks. However if the problem is severe then its better to take the dog to the veterinary physician and get a specialised treatment.



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overcast

I agree that when things go out of hand. You have to go to vet. And then your dog should be cleaned by the vet. Some of the time it may work around if you can think of cleaning their skin every week. This way there won't be much issue with the maintaining dogs.



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jaymish

I agree that you can use medicated shampoo to get rid of those ticks. However I think that it also depends on where your dogs sleep or spend time. They are places and grounds which encourage ticks. I remember our dogs used to have ticks, a long time ago but we build a concrete ground everywhere round our compound and now our dogs have no ticks. I think if they stay somewhere there is soil they quickly get ticks.



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luv2xacosta

I also medicated shampoo for my dog. I also bath her once or twice a week especially when it is summer.



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Barida

Ensuring that we take good care of the dog is something that is pretty important. I mean we should always ensure that the dog sleeps in a place that is good for the skin as well.



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kaushikangara

I wash my dog daily, and do not allow it to go play in the mud and the dirt. The dirt is full of ticks and it really hurts the dog. You should get it vaccinated regularly and a visit to the vet every six months should be on your to-do list. Dogs are a part of our family and we should take care of them just like we take care of family members. Wash it thoroughly first, and then take it to the vet. Do not try any self medication without consulting the vet.



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theresajane

I feel bad for our dog because he's left alone outside of our house and alone in his dog house when we are inside of our own house. It's because my parents never want animals inside. It's so sad that my dog has higher chances of getting ticks again.



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iambeth

There's a special shampoo for this. We usually use the shampoo once a month for our dog as a maintenance treatment so ticks won't bother him.



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focusedwriter10

What's the name of the shampoo? I have been using various pesticides to clean the dogs, then rinse them with clean water.



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theresajane

May I know what's the product name? I would like to search that up and try for my dog too.



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edencaga

My dog had a thick before and because of it, he was forced to hurry to the vet because his pooped had already blood. At first, the vet has not yet discovered the reason why the rbc of my dog was dropping down and he was anemic. He got a blood test to test if he had Ehrlichia. Ehrlichia is a disease caused by thick which may enter into pets body. He was positive to Ehrlichia reason to leave him for 3 days so that vet can take care of him. He was prescribed to take 3 vitamins and 1 antibiotic so that parasite from his internal body will be poison. Now, my doggy is healthy and fine.



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knnon

A flea collar works well, I'm not sure if you have any there. There's also that small vial of anti flea and tick medicine that you place at the back of your dog's neck but you can't give your dog a bath for at least a week for the medicine to work. That's really effective and it works really fast but it is pricey. If you'd rather not go for that just bathe your dog everyday with oils that the others have suggested.



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overcast

Some people make use of the water with mixture of turmeric and neem. And that can be applied on their body before the bath. And after few hours that skin can be washed. It has worked for some dogs. I am not sure it may work on all breeds. I am guessing that some breeds are lot different than the other. So it just has it's own way of things around.



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focusedwriter10

Thanks for sharing this info, I will consult my vet and see I can use it. I have never been spraying them with pesticides, restrict them for an hour or two, then bathe them.



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overcast

Pesticides or any fancy flea removal type creams and the spray are not good. Reason I use turmeric is because that is antibacterial and works on humans too. So for pets it may not harm and instead it is going to be good for their wounds. And it can remove septics and other skin issues.



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theresajane

We have tumeric in our house, but no need. Thank you for this information. I guess I have to search for it in the mall near us and try the mixture on my dog.



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overcast

I don't know the English name for the "neem". If you can find neem in your region, or say in raw form like paste of the leaves of neem. That can be good for your body. I'd say that you can also try some of the local anti bacterial and anti fungal natural elements if you can.



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TheArticulate

I buy medication regularly from my vet to prevent both ticks and fleas on my dog. I found a tick on my dog's ear several months back, and a friend helped me remove it. Since it's important to get the head of the tick out as well (since sometimes it detached when you pull the tick off, potentially leading to infections), if you grab the tick as far down as possible and just twist, it will make a "pop" sound and the tick will let go. Blew me away that it was easy as I usually used tweezers.

I find it's better to just prevent them all together, which I why I treat both my pets monthly with medication.



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gutzman

We only use shampoo that can kill ticks. Also, prevention is a must. During summer and spring, ticks are more active. During these seasons, don't let your dog play outside in tall grasses or the like. Ticks hide on grasses then transfer to your dogs. You should check your dog daily during these seasons because there's a high chance that it'll still have those. Then, you can treat it with products that can kill ticks or use what is recommended by veterinarian.



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