Eine Zecke wird auf dem Finger gehalten, ein Hund ist im Hintergrund

Tick ​​bites on dogs:

They come out especially in spring: little bloodsuckers that bite into your pet. Ticks can not only irritate your dog, but they can also be quite dangerous. They transmit diseases – such as Lyme disease and TBE – which can be really dangerous.

Our veterinarian Dr. Karin Schlotterbeck therefore recommends carrying out a small tick check after every walk.

The annoying bloodsuckers like to bite particularly on parts of the body with thin skin (neck, shoulders, head, between the toes, armpits and lumbar region). These areas should be checked carefully - with tick tweezers or tweezers at hand.

Before ticks actually suck blood and become vectors of disease, they first bite into the skin for up to 24 hours. So if you keep an eye out for them every day, you can remove them without them becoming dangerous to your dog.

There are a few tools to prevent it from getting to the point where you have to intervene. Medical collars, preparations to be applied to the skin or in the form of tablets prevent your buddy from being affected. You can discuss which option is best with your veterinarian individually.

What is the best way to remove ticks?

If the tick has already bitten, tick tweezers are the tool of choice. With its curved end, the parasite can be held directly on the head. They can then be easily unscrewed with a twisting movement. You can also use normal tweezers for this, but then make sure that you have actually caught the entire tick.

Dogs'n Tiger will soon be releasing a care product that will naturally protect your dog from ticks. More on this shortly...