Q. My puppy ms president has ticks and every night she'll cry over while scratching. What should I do?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If your puppy is over two months of age you can start her on a flea and tick monthly medication to kill any parasites on the body and prevent more from getting on. If your puppy is too young for treatment, it is best to try and remove the ticks, and bathe your puppy in a gentle shampoo such as Dawn Dish Soap to suffocate the fleas and kill them. If your puppy is severely affected by the ticks or has so many that anemia may be an issue, it is best to seek veterinary care so that the parasites and any secondary problems can be treated.