Protecting Your Dog from Ticks

By Refadoc, Posted on : Monday, 09 March 2015 - 11:17 am IST

Ticks are the same organisms which can cause Lyme disease in dogs. Here are some of the five main reasons why you should be protecting your dog from ticks.

  • Happiness and Comfort of the dog:

Tick borne diseases can lead to a lot of suffering amongst dogs. Here are some of the major physical symptoms which could be arising from tick bites:

  1.       Fever
  2.       Lethargy
  3.       Loss of appetite
  4.       Loss of body weight
  5.       Enlargement of the lymph nodes
  6.       Pain in joints or difficulty while walking 
  • Ongoing Health of the dog:  Some of the diseases caused by ticks can lead to long lasting health problems. Some of these problems are as follows:
  1.       Although antibiotics can help out with some infections, the medications can’t always help to get rid of the infection completely.
  2.       Effects of some tick borne disease infections can be everlasting. For instance: canine ehrlichiosis can cause blindness. 
  • The Dog’s Life: Tick borne diseases are known to kill dogs. Canine Lyme disease is known to cause kidney failure amongst dogs. Other tick borne diseases such as the Rocky Mountain disease is also known to be fatal for dogs. 
  • Ticks can come from other dogs too:  Ticks are known to travel from one dog to the other while actively feeding. That is why of you have more than one dog at home, it is recommended to treat them well which repels and kill all the ticks. 
  • Cost and difficulty in treating a tick borne disease: The dog may need weeks or even months of treatment if they have been infected with a tick borne disease. As compared to a serious tick borne disease, it may be more cost effective to help prevent the exposure to tick borne and kills the ticks. 
Add Comment
Add Comment

Login to Add Comment

Email
Password
Comment as Guest
Pet Preferences and You!

There has been an ongoing debate whether dogs are better or cats are the optimum pets! However, were you aware that your pet preferences also say something about your own personality? A new

Breaking Your Dog's Begging Habit

Sure your dinner smells amazing to you and it smells the same to your pet. However, how do you stop the begging habit of your dog? It is very common for pets to beg for food around the dinner table

Shed Busting Tips for Your Pet

Animals shed in order to get rid of old, damaged and extra hair. Animals tend to grow a heavy coat in the winter in order to protect them against winter cold and to insulate them. However, as soon

Why Does Your Cat Purr?

Cats and Purring go hand in hand. Cat owners are known to associate purring with contentment, comfort and security. For many pet owners, purring is a sign that their feline friend is happy and heal

20 Incredible Benefits of Sunflower Oil for Skin, Hair & Health

20 Incredible Benefits of Sunflower Oil for Skin, Hair & Health

Sunflowers happen to be employed for removing oil since ages. Though initially, these were ...
10 Reasons for Cramping During Early Pregnancy

10 Reasons for Cramping During Early Pregnancy

Cramping during the early stages of pregnancy is pretty normal for ladies. It is considered unnat...
How to get rid of bad breath - Expert Doctors tell you the way out - Refadoc

How to get rid of bad breath - Expert Doctors tell you the way out - Refadoc

Bad Breath is considered the single most putting off factor for p...
20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

Jon Keats had written aptly in his poem, ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’. H...
10 Remarkable Benefits of Chlorophyll

10 Remarkable Benefits of Chlorophyll

There might be a lot of hype when it comes to the healthy benefits of green vegetables, which hav...

Rosacea

...
Pineapple - A Dangerous Fruit for Pregnant Women

Pineapple - A Dangerous Fruit for Pregnant Women

Do you remember the old wives tales which said something about avoiding Pineapples while you are ...
20 Incredible Benefits of Raisins for Health, Skin & Hair

20 Incredible Benefits of Raisins for Health, Skin & Hair

Raisins have emerged to become an irreplaceable member of the dry fruit category. These small del...
25 Surprising Carrot Juice Benefits for Skin & Health

25 Surprising Carrot Juice Benefits for Skin & Health

Carrots can be rightly termed as one of the most popular and versatile vegetables all over the wo...
Why did India ban 344 fixed dose combination drugs?

Why did India ban 344 fixed dose combination drugs?

344 fixed dose combination drugs banned in India In a giant move on Marc...
15 Unbelievable Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

15 Unbelievable Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Cashew Nuts are a rich sweet product from the Cashew Tree and are popular all over the world for ...
Rooibos Tea Benefits for Health, Weight Loss, Pregnancy & Side Effects

Rooibos Tea Benefits for Health, Weight Loss, Pregnancy & Side Effects

Not many people know about the amazing health benefits of Rooibos Tea. However, this beverage, wh...