Q. I thikn my dog may have had a tick the site where I think it was looks like internet photos of tick bites. What can I do
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. Tick bites are common in heavily wooded areas. The best thing to do to protect your pet from ticks is to apply a monthly (every 30 days) tick preventative. There are many products out there like Advantix (flea and tick preventative), Preventic collar (only does ticks and lasts 3 months), There is even a newer product that came out called Seresto which is a collar used for flea/tick prevention that claims to last for 8 months duration! I have seen good results with all these products and I highly recommend them
Now if you are wondering what treatment options can be done for tick bites that involves a more detailed conversation. Some tick bites are superficial and pose minimal risk to the pet as far as hypersensitivity is concerned, while other will create a severe allergic response from your pet. Also not to mention the potential diseases that can be transmitted through a tick bite. I will be happy to discuss all of these with you through a one-on-one consultation, just send the request and I will be happy to accept and guide you further.