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How to remove a tick on a dog?

Since I have my dog I check him for ticks when we're back from walks in the backcountry. So today I noticed one, then after checking carefully another one. Hopefully there is no other. So the ...
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Tick removal, to twist or not twist?

There are a several ways to remove ticks, many of those methods are bad. I won't go in to all the bad ways here, but after some research I found the best way is to physically remove the tick by ...
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How can I remove multiple ticks from a dog quickly?

There's a female stray dog in my area who was recently spayed and as being spayed in a poor Indian government hospital she's got ticks all over her body. Manual removal of the ticks is not possible ...
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How to kill ticks on a Rabbit?

Having just learned that my rabbits flea treatment is not effective on most ticks I am wondering what options there are for killing and/or controlling ticks on my pet rabbit. I know there are several ...
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What are the effects of ticks on dogs and does it transmit diseases?

I recently removed two ticks from my dog. What are their effects on dogs healths? I heard about tick poisoning. Apart from these direct effects, do they transmit other diseases?
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Which is safer - topical or oral flea & tick control?

I have an Australian Labradoodle which has hair instead of fur. I have concern with the topical treatments, as I worry about exposure to others (my family; my wife has allergic reactions to a lot of ...
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How effective is flea and tick spot treatment on dogs with hair?

I have an Australian LabraDoodle (lab, poodle, cocker spaniel, english spaniel, water spaniel) with curly hair (as opposed to fur). It's my understanding that dogs with normal fur produce more oils ...
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Pustules in ears and eyes of an abandoned rabbit (appearance and dissapearance)

He/she recently appeared in the bush of a semi-rural place in Spain. It has been 15 days since my first encounter. He/she was very vivid and did not escape from people. 10 days later, I discovered ...
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Puppy full of ticks

This is what I removed from my 6 week old puppy. I believe it's a tick. 20 have been removed so far. The puppy still has more. The internet suggested removing them with tweezers. But the puppy is ...
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How can I permanently get rid of ticks from my small dog?

I have a small dog. She is infested with so many ticks. I have done everything to get rid of them. I even hand picked all the ticks by hands, which took hours, multiple times. But they come back after ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

We have been using Revolution on our house rabbits for years, and I always assumed it killed ticks as well. Recently someone told me it is not effective against ticks. I know it effective against a ...