Question by  ASathishKumar (14)

How should I deal with dog tick bites?

I've taken several ticks off my dog.


Answer by  Wraith (191)

Remove the tick with a pair of tweezers making sure to remove the head along with the body. Swab the area with an alcohol pad and check it a few times daily for redness, swelling or drainage. If you have any suspicion that it might be infected call your veterinarian immediately!


Answer by  kirri (478)

After the Tick has been properly removed it is a good idea to swab the area with a cleanser such as rubbing alcohol


Answer by  Mech79 (185)

For the most part tick bites will heal on their own but you can safely give your dog benedryl if they have some minor irritations. Benedryl is safe for dogs at 1mg per pound or less. I would also recommend using a topical tick treatment like Frontline or Advantix to prevent future bites.


Answer by  kristina31 (305)

If the dog has a vet then you can bring him there. Or you can go to a dog store and buy some flea and tick shampoo for him/her.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You need to tak the dog to the vet so they can check it for anemia and they will be able to tell you how to rid them.


Answer by  carmeniee (68)

Go to you're veterinarian. If you yourself have been bitten it is best to go to your doctor. You can use OTC medication to relieve any discomfort.

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