Ask a Vet Archive

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  • I pulled a tick off my puppy. What do I need to look for?

    I recommend that you talk to your veterinarian about this. The risk associated with tick exposure will depend on where you live and the types of disease that may be in the ticks. The risk can also vary depending on the type of tick that had attached and how long it was on your pet. Your vet knows the diseases that might be prevalent in your area and can give you the best advice on what to watch for and if he needs any treatment.

    If you see any signs like lethargy, not wanting to eat, lameness, coughing, vomiting, or diarrhea you should take your puppy into see a vet as soon as possible as these can be signs of a tick-borne disease.
     


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