Q. I BRUSH MY DOGS HEAD AND BODY THROUGH OUT THE WEEK. I TOOK HIM YO THE GROOMER AND WAS INFORMED THEY TOOK 2 TICKS OFF. HOW DO I KNOW IF HE IS SICK.
A. Sickness will present in a variety of ways including lethargy, lack of appetite, changes in behavior, increased drinking, lameness, etc. If these ticks were pulled off of your dog recently, I would not be too worried about immediate illness. If your dog were to catch a tick borne disease it often takes several weeks to present symptoms if they actually have an infection. I would start your dog on a flea and tick preventative right away and have him tested for tick borne diseases in about 2 months.