What is a tick?
The tick is a kind of spider with eight legs, which feeds on the blood of mammals. He clings to the skin and gulps his teeth and starts sucking blood. Not hardy measures 2-4 mm but it increases its volume significantly when it is fed.
The tick bite is usually painless, that is why it is so hard to notice the moment when it attaches to the skin. However, do not forget that the ticks carry dangerous parasitic diseases and cause infections, and the tickling disease called Babesiosis is just a scathing of the life of your pet. So prevention is the primary responsibility of every dog and cat owner. It allows you to effectively protect yourself against ticks.
Where the ticks are living?
Ticks are mainly found in countryside areas, especially in the moors and forests and scrubs. They are extremely economical and can live for one year without any food., They are attracted to a potential host by his breath because they are very sensitive to the carbon dioxide that is being exhaled. Ticks can climb on the feet of your pet, and it can hide in places where the skin is the thinnest; most often in the skin fold below or around the ear where they stick, chew on the skin and start sucking blood.
When the tick can attack?
The season when the ticks are most active is the time from the beginning of March to the end of June. The next peak point of their activity is the time from August to October. During the winter, the ticks are less active, but however. In short, you should protect your pet all year round!
It is very important to check the skin of you pet after every walk to see if there are no ticks on it. Remember places like inside of the ear, groin or back. Consult your veterinarian who will be happy to advise you as to where to look for the presence of ticks and what precautions will be most appropriate for you and your dog.