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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by merlin39, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. merlin39

    merlin39 PetForums Member

    Jun 7, 2010
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    Was out walking earlier and was chatting with a fellow dog walker. He said he had heard of a few tick cases recently in our area and to be careful with our puppy! He did however say you'll know if you dog picks up a tick.
    How will I know? Is it full panic if he gets one?
    I've read a few sites and I'm a little freaked out! Are they really serious and very common? :confused1:
  2. babycham2002

    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

    Oct 19, 2009
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    They are not really serious but can cause problems if left on your dog or not removed properly
    Unfortunately they are very common and even more so this year.
    You need to check your dog over after each walk and as much as possble.
    I check my golden over morning ang night thoroughly, especially inside the ears and on the chest.
    They usually pick them up out of long grass.

    I have purchased a tick remover by mikki and found it very useful, it removed the whole thing tick and all the head (the important bit)
    I then sprayed the area with antiseptic spray

    Good luck hope this helps
  3. rona

    rona Guest

    Anybody with a dog will probably have had to deal with ticks at some point.
    No need to panic.
    Get one of these and check your dog all over every day.
    Correct tick removal: Tool: Defence: BADA-UK

    Mine has just had one inside his ear
  4. CarolineH

    CarolineH PetForums VIP

    Aug 4, 2009
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  5. ploddingon

    ploddingon PetForums Senior

    Jun 15, 2010
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    Ive never seen a tick in all my,life - hope I never do! :eek:
  6. tosca

    tosca PetForums Member

    Jun 11, 2010
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    I've never had a problem with ticks on my lab, but Bella pup has had two in her short life, one when we went to Devon for a few days, and yesterday, while having a coffee at a show, we looked down to see one of Bella's lugs had one underneath. We went round all the doggy stalls to see if anyone had a tick remover, nobody did, but when we looked ten minutes later it had gone!
    Don't like 'em, they're creepy.:frown:
  7. Mister

    Mister PetForums Newbie

    Sep 6, 2008
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    Get the horrible little critters off as soon as poss. They can cause terrible diseases in dogs and humans alike. Lymes disease is probably the most common of all and is very unpleasant.
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