Die Winterzecke beim Hund – ein saisonaler Parasit?

The winter tick on dogs – a seasonal parasite?

5 minutes

When temperatures drop, dog owners often assume that the threat of ticks diminishes. But the so-called winter tick defies the cold and remains active even in the cold months. In this article we will look at the special features of winter ticks, their potential risks for your dog and how you can protect your four-legged friend from these parasites even in winter.

What is a winter tick?

The winter tick, also known as the fall grass mite in some regions, is a species of tick that is also active at low temperatures. While other species of ticks cease their activity in autumn, the winter tick can survive in mild weather and infect dogs.

Dangers of winter ticks

These hardy parasites can transmit a variety of pathogens, including those that cause Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. A tick bite can also cause inflammation of the bite site and allergic reactions in sensitive dogs.

Protection against ticks in winter

The risk of tick infestation can be reduced by regularly applying tick repellents, such as tick sprays (/products/zeck-attack-spray) or tick collars. It is also advisable to thoroughly search the dog's fur after every walk outside.

Detecting a tick infestation

Typical signs of a tick infestation can be redness and swelling at the bite site, but also symptoms such as fever, fatigue or reduced appetite. Such signs can be easily overlooked, especially in winter.

Tick ​​removal and treatment

If you find a tick on your dog, you should remove it immediately with tick tweezers or a special tick card. It is important that the tick's head does not get stuck in the skin. If you are unsure, it is better to have the removal carried out by a veterinarian.

Prevention and regular checks

The best way to protect your dog from winter ticks is prevention. This includes regular use of antiparasitic medications throughout the year, as well as daily inspection of the fur for ticks. Even in the winter months, it is advisable to check your pet regularly during walks in nature.

Conclusion: Take precautions even in the cold season

  • Winter ticks remain active even in colder temperatures and pose a risk.
  • The transmission of pathogens can cause serious health problems for the dog.
  • Protect your dog in winter with appropriate tick repellent and regular coat checks.
  • Note signs such as redness and swelling at the bite site as an indication of a tick infestation.
  • Professional tick removal and treatment can prevent further health risks.
  • Through consistent prevention and controls, your dog's protection against winter ticks can be maximized.

For further information or individual advice on protecting your dog from ticks, even in winter, you can contact alphazoo. We help you to accompany your dog safely through all seasons.

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