Updated: Jul 23
Well it is that time of year again! With the warmer weather and the new found freedom of long country walk, comes the risk of ticks. I thought I would write my latest blog on these nasty little buggers after finding a tiny one on Monty the other night! 🤢 Not only am I a master groomer but I am also chief tick remover!👌 You can see from the picture how easy it would be for them to go undetected...
You can see below the tick I removed yesterday from Monty with head all intact.
What to do if you find a tick...
If you are unlucky enough to find a tick on your pup, it is vital you do not just go in there with a pair of tweezers and pull them out, risking the head being left. A retained tick head is among the most common risks of tick removal. When you remove a tick from your dog, always check to ensure the tick's head is present. If you squeeze a tick or use heat when removing it, you push the blood back into your dog and increase the chances of them getting a disease.
I would recommend visiting your vet if you are uncertain or not confident in removing ticks yourself.
This is another reason why regular grooming is essential not just for making your pup look and smell great but I carry out full health checks examining every inch and alerting you to any issues or changes. I use these O'Tom Tick Twisters and they are fab!
So go forth and enjoy your walks and remember I am always available to answer any questions you may have!
Love Jen x