Easy Steps to Remove a Tick From a Dog
Ticks are not just a nuisance but can also pose serious health risks to your dog. They can transmit diseases like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In Bowling Green, KY, and the surrounding areas, tick infestations are common during warm months.
Common Locations for Ticks on Dogs
Ticks often attach themselves to warm, moist areas on a dog’s body such as the ears, under the legs, and near the tail. Regular inspections can help identify a tick infestation early.
Immediate Steps to Take if You Find a Tick
Contact Southcentral Veterinary Services
If you find a tick on your dog, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Call Southcentral Veterinary Services at (270) 282-2564 or schedule an appointment online.
Prepare for Tick Removal
While waiting for your appointment, keep your dog calm and avoid touching the tick as improper handling might cause more harm.
How Southcentral Veterinary Services Can Help
- Professional Tick Removal: At Southcentral Veterinary Services, our team of skilled veterinarians is equipped with specialized tools and knowledge to safely remove ticks from your dog. We ensure that the entire tick, including the mouthparts, is removed without causing additional distress or discomfort.
- Preventive Care and Services: Besides removal, we offer preventive care measures like tick control products and vaccinations to protect your dog from potential diseases transmitted by ticks. Regular check-ups and preventive care can go a long way in keeping your furry friend healthy and happy.
Keeping Your Dog Safe from Ticks
Regular veterinary care is essential in maintaining your dog’s overall health. Southcentral Veterinary Services is committed to offering the best in preventive and comprehensive care in Bowling Green, KY.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (270) 282-2564 or schedule an appointment online. Trust your pet’s health to the caring professionals at Southcentral Veterinary Services, and ensure your four-legged family member stays tick-free and healthy all year round!
About Southcentral Veterinary Services
Southcentral Veterinary Services is here to ensure that you and your pet can access a variety of high-quality, progressive medical services. Our aim is to serve our patients and clients with integrity, compassion, and a focus on being your primary family vet.