How to Remove a Tick from Your Pet

tikcsIf you have had to remove a tick from your pet (or a person), you can attest to the fact the little bloodsuckers are just plain gross.

Unfortunately, we know that if you are reading this, chances are you have found a tick on your pet and don’t know what to do. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find a step-by-step explanation of how to remove a tick from your dog or cat, and what to watch for after the pest is removed.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

You will need a few basic supplies before you tackle the tick:

  • Fine-tipped Tweezers

  • A container with a lid Continue…

  • Paw Licking, Allergies, And Your Pet

    pawlickingAt long last, spring is in the air. However, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that the longer days and the warmer temperatures also mean an increased pollen count and the return of seasonal allergies.

    But did you know that, like us, pets can suffer from seasonal allergies, too?

    You might think that seasonal allergies for your cat or dog means sniffling and sneezing, but they don’t. Instead, your pet’s allergies are dermatological; which means that if your pet is excessively licking, chewing, scratching, or shaking, then chances are good that allergies are to blame.

    Paw Licking

    One of the most frustrating symptoms of seasonal allergies (for many pet owners, and most likely for pets, too) is excessive paw licking.

    If your cat or dog licks and bites his or her paws incessantly, but the itchiness doesn’t seem to travel to other areas of the body, chances are good that your pet is picking up allergens on his or her paws. Typically these allergens are found in the home or outdoors, and are linked to organic matter or chemicals used in and around the home or yard. Continue…