How to prevent Tick Diseases In Dogs:
• Ticks usually need a bit of time before they can transmit diseases once they have attached to a dog. This time is usually around several hours – a couple of days, so quickly finding and removing a tick can help keep you and your dog safe.
• Vaccination. Although Lyme disease vaccines are no longer available for humans there are a host of vaccines available for dogs. Vaccination for canines is not always effective enough and eventually wear off. Plus, vaccines don’t provide protection against other ticks on dogs like Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
• Limiting dogs’ exposure to ticks can help prevent them from getting Lyme disease.
• Tick repellents and tick collars can be used, but checking your dog’s skin and hair for the presence of ticks is the most accurate way of preventing infection.
Don’t know what to do to keep your dog tick diseases free? As a veterinarian I recommend the following products:
Use a tick collar by fitting it on your dog’s neck like you would any other collar and protect your pet against tick diseases in dogs. Tick collars need to be changed every 7 to 8 months, but they are relatively non-intrusive and they will kill ticks. Many tick collars contain a dog-safe pesticide; an acaricide. This pesticide kills ticks without poisoning your dog. Some acaricides kill ticks on contact, while some others are absorbed into your dog’s bloodstream, over time, and kill ticks that are hosting on your dog.
The Seresto collar is different from conventional flea and tick collars. It employs a novel blend of materials, enabling a safe, controlled, low dose release of active ingredients over 8 months. This provides excellent protection for your dog, not only killing fleas and ticks but also repelling ticks before they bite – which helps to protect your pet from the tick diseases in dogs (these parasites can spread).
Ensures controlled, the low-dose release of its two active ingredients over 8 months, giving your dog the continuous protection he needs.