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Have you ever been bitten by fleas? If yes, then you know it can be very painful and annoying. It can cause severe itchiness and may result with red spots. Fleas are found in dogs and other animals; despite buying tons of insect repellents and spraying it all over your house, fleas or ticks will always find a way to infest your home.
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Ticks Can Come From Other Animals, Humans, And Outdoors
You cannot keep your pet inside your house forever. It is in their nature to go outdoors and have fun. It’s their form of exercise. If you have a yard at your home, the chances are that it has been visited by different kinds of animals and insects that carried flicks and
One of the biggest mistakes you can do is leaving leftover food in your yard. Doing that means you are inviting stray animals into your home that could possibly be carrying ticks in their body. People who spend a great deal of time outdoors can also be a human carrier of ticks.
Needless to say, it is impossible for parasites to never attach themselves to your dog because being in outdoor areas is already exposing them to the possibility of ticks infesting on them.
Ticks Can Be Harmful
You would be surprised how something as tiny as a dot can actually cause harm once they attach themselves to your body. They attach themselves by inserting the sharp part of their mouth onto the skin of your dog.
Some tick species that produce sticky, glue-like substance that helps them remain attached to their host’s body. While they remain attached, they are sucking out the blood from your dog’s body. There are some rare cases where flea bites have caused anemia because of the amount of blood that has been depleted.
Both flea and tick infestations are more dangerous on puppies if left untreated. One of the most dangerous things that can happen to your dog when bitten by a tick is when it’s the rare kind of tick that can secrete a toxin that can cause paralysis.
Lyme Disease is a more known result of flea infestation. It can cause pain in your dog’s joints and fever. Rocky Mountain disease can cause fever as well.
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How Can Ticks Harm Humans?
When ticks attach themselves on humans, it can leave reddened haloes and become irritated. Fleas can transmit themselves from your dog and onto your skin and can cause diseases.
Excessive scratching on a tick bite can cause secondary bacterial infection. Avoid the urge to scratch. Ticks can cause the same diseases it can cause on dogs. However, these diseases do not come from dogs
What You Need To Know About Ticks
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Has this article helped you in any way? I have recently been experiencing tick and flea problems in my home. It has become a nuisance that I cannot simply ignore which is why I had to take immediate preventive measures to prevent further infestation.
I noticed that I was getting red, itchy spots on both my legs and arms and whenever I would scratch it would become more red and irritated. My dog has also been feeling weak compared to his usual active personality and I realized that ticks could be a major contributing factor to his lameness.
I will be writing an article soon about the best products you can use for tick prevention. If you have any ideas you would like to share, please comment on the box below!
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