As soon as you take notice of the pain and discomfort caused by ticks or fleas on your dog, immediately begin treatment to avoid any additional dangers that could further weaken your precious pup and possibly lead to death.
Though small, ticks can lead to a wide array of large problems, from increased irritation to life-threatening diseases. According to Dogs and Ticks, these creepy crawly arachnids can spread illnesses like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, babesiosis and ehrlichiosis. The effects of these epidemics in many instances can lead to symptoms such as lameness or fatigue, loss of appetite or vomiting, body aches and more. If left untreated, ticks can cause much more than a bulls-eye rash and can be devastating to your four-legged friend.
Just as ticks can cause additional problems, fleas are also known for transmitting infections significantly more irritating and painful than itchy skin. Next Day Pets claimed that some dogs who are allergic to flea bites can develop dermatitis, which causes the pups to foster oozing hot spots of severely irritated skin. While this can be a common effect from the damage of fleas, it isn't always the worst. A pooch with fleas is also susceptible to contracting tapeworms, anemia, mange, typhus and even the bubonic plague. These diseases are ingested by the parasites your dog is hosting and the longer that they go untreated the greater your puppy's chances of being infected.
Allowing fleas and ticks to peacefully live on your pet is a big doggy don't. At first glance of an infestation, be sure to consult your local veterinarian to begin treatment to bring your tail-wagger back to tip-top shape. You can use Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Collar with Reflect-X Shield® to kill and repel these pests for up to seven months and prevent your dog from the risks and dangers of these bothersome bugs.
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