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The removal of ticks is done on an outpatient basis and is performed immediately upon observing them on the animal's body.
Wash the animal's skin thoroughly to prevent local inflammation or a secondary infection.
To avoid contact with ticks, avoid environments that may harbor ticks, such as wooded areas. Maintained yards are less likely to encourage ticks. The tick does not jump, so it depends on long grass, shrubs, etc, to latch onto passing animals. Free roaming animals are most at risk, and should be checked regularly to prevent long term contact with ticks. The longer the tick stays in contact with the animal, the more likely the risk of disease transmission.
Examination through feeling
Anything pertaining to the blood vessel system in the body
A reaction to a certain pathogen that is out of the ordinary
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.