Ticks are carriers of tick-borne encephalitis and pyroplasmosis.
If the first disease is a serious danger to humans, the second can undermine the health of the dog and even lead to her death.
That is why with the descent of the first snow it is necessary to protect your pet from these parasites by all possible methods.
Use special tools designedTo protect dogs from ticks: drops, sprays and collars. Drops are applied to the withers of an animal and differ from sprays by a higher concentration of active substance per unit volume. As a rule, they are used on dogs with very thick hair. Sprays are sprayed throughout the animal's hair against its growth, well, the collars are worn for the time specified in the instructions.
Recently they have proved themselves wellDrops and collars "Bars" of Russian production and "Advantix", a collar Kiltix, sprays Bolfo. In addition, experienced dog breeders recommend using Neostomazan to protect them from mites. The ampoule of the latter must be diluted in liter of water, poured into a spray and used as a spray. They can also cultivate grass on the site.
When using funds from ticks necessarilyFollow the attached instructions. Exceeding the volume of drops or spray can adversely affect the health of the animal, and a decrease - lead to a tick bite. You can bathe a pet at least 3 days before the treatment and only 3 after it. And after spraying the dog for the first few hours, in no case should you be licking yourself.
Competently combine protection against ticks. There are several opinions about the possibility of using several funds at once. Some do not recommend doing this, fearing for the liver of the animal, others believe that only in this way can protect it from the bite of ticks. The most optimal variant is to combine the above-described chemical protection agents with biological preparations created on the basis of vegetable oils, the smell of which mites can not stand. The latter include the collars and sprays of Green Fort.
Carefully inspect the pet forTicks after each walk not only through the forest, but also in the yard. Remember that no remedy gives 100% protection against ticks, so each time carefully check the coat for the pet's skin.
If you notice a tick on the coat, be sureRemove it and burn it. If the mite sucked, unscrew it counter-clockwise with tweezers and treat the bite site with an antiseptic. It is very important to get the parasite with the head. After that, carefully observe the dog for a couple of weeks. If the fever, lethargy, vomiting, or lack of appetite in the pet is raised, immediately seek help from a veterinarian, as these signs may indicate a disease with pyroplasmosis.