What Are Some Effective Treatments for Dogs Infested With Ticks?

What Are Some Effective Treatments for Dogs Infested With Ticks?

What Are Some Effective Treatments for Dogs Infested With Ticks?

Treat a dog infested with ticks by first removing the ticks, cleaning the dog’s skin with an antiseptic, and watching the dog for symptoms of tick-borne illness, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Use flea-and-tick control products to prevent reinfestation of the dog.

To remove ticks from the dog’s skin, use gloved hands and a clean pair of tweezers to grasp the tick as close as possible to the dog’s skin, advises the Humane Society. Pull the tick outward, using a steady motion. Retain the tick in a jar of alcohol to allow the veterinarian to identify the tick species if the dog becomes ill later.