Dogs are a man’s best friend, and it’s essential to keep them healthy and happy. Among the many things that can harm a furry friend, ticks are a significant worry for dog owners. Tick-borne illnesses can cause serious health problems for both humans and dogs. So, if you notice any tick-related symptoms in your pet, it’s time to get your furry friend some help. Thankfully, Green’s Lawncare & Property Services has the right pest control to protect your dog from ticks.
How to Identify Ticks on Your Dog
Ticks are tiny, wingless parasites that feed on the blood of animals and humans. They live in grassy areas, woods, and even in your garden. Ticks attach themselves to the skin of your dog by crawling or falling from trees. Therefore, it’s crucial to know how to identify them. Look for a small, black or brown, raised bump on your dog’s skin. Once attached, they can swell up to the size of a pea or grape.
Visible Symptoms of Ticks on Your Dog
Tick-borne illnesses are dangerous and can cause severe health problems such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. When your dog is infested with ticks, there are various signs you’ll notice. The most common is incessant scratching or biting of the skin. Additionally, you may see redness around the tick, indicating an infection or bite. If ticks are left on for longer, your dog may develop a fever, lethargy, decreased appetite, or even joint pain.
Preventing Ticks on Your Dog
Prevention is always a must. For dogs and humans alike, treating your landscape for ticks is one of the best preventative steps you can take. You can also help protect your pet by applying topical tick repellants. These are often monthly applications and accompany flea treatments. Either way, preventing ticks in your lawn and on your pet is possible with the right steps!
Get Your Lawn Treated
Ticks on dogs are a serious matter and require prompt attention. It’s crucial to identify and remove ticks as soon as possible and be aware of the symptoms of tick-borne illnesses. To get your pest perimeter, call Green’s Lawncare & Property Services at (317) 748-3153. We proudly work with residents throughout Indianapolis, IN, preventing tick-borne illnesses in pets while maintaining lush green lawns through aeration and fertilization.