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Dog Ticks

2-resize200x188.pngWhat are dog ticks?

Dog ticks are spider-looking, crawling bugs that latch onto your dog's skin and feed by sucking the dog's blood. These ticks can also be carriers of some deadly microbes that cause infections  that  can  prove  to  be  fatal  if  left  undetected.

 

 

4-resize200x242.pngWhat do dog ticks look like?

At first glance, ticks on dogs look more like tiny warts or moles. Peep a little closer and it reveals these blackish, oval, flat bodied creatures with legs, that attach to your dog's skin using their mouth parts. Once it has engorged on blood, it then resembles a grey coffee bean. If we only rely on our sense of touch, ticks resemble small bumps, as you run your fingers along the dog's skin. A well-fed, fully engorged tick resembles a rounded, spongy raisin-sized bump.

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feel11-resize78x26.pngfor bumps on the skin, especially if your dog has a long and dense coat or a darker coat colour such as a German Shephard. Running your hands through their coat, making sure you touch the skin will help to feel for any small bumps...which could be those nasty dog ticks that may be otherwise hard to see!

 

 

 

feel11-resize78x26.pngfor bumps on the skin, especially if your dog has a long and dense coat or a darker coat colour such as a German Shephard. Running your hands through their coat, making sure you touch the skin will help to feel for any small bumps...which could be those nasty dog ticks that may be otherwise hard to see!