September 11, 2013

Ticks are still found on pets - Continue to use medicine and check your dog's body after taking them for walks and playing outdoors

Our dog Weasel recently had ticks on his body even though we put flea and tick medicine on him every month.

Ticks tend to hide under a dog's armpits, in their ears and on the top of their heads.  They tuck themselves into areas where the skin is thin.

Ticks love to jump onto your dog while your pet is bending over to put their heads under shrubs and trees.

You can remove a tick after putting some rubbing alcohol onto the tick. Pull it out with a tweezer or your fingers.

Regularly check inside the crevices of your pet's bedding and turn it inside out to look for ticks that may be hiding.

You can purchase flea and tick medicine at most pet stores and at Costco. The most popular brands are Advantix and Frontline Plus. Make sure that you buy the correct box since the medicine is based on your pet's weight.

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