Zeckenschutz: das hilft wirklich gegen Zecken

Tick ​​protection: this really helps against ticks

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It's tick time again! Hardly any topic raises so many questions for families where a dog or cat lives: How can I protect my animal from ticks? Which tick remedy helps? How do you remove a tick?

Why ticks are so dangerous for dogs

Ticks are not just annoying - they can also transmit dangerous diseases such as TBE or Lyme disease . As cold-blooded animals, they are active from around six degrees outside temperature and can therefore be found in the grass, bushes, gardens or forests in our latitudes from spring to autumn. It is therefore essential to protect your dog or cat from ticks. A repellent, i.e. a defense spray, such as the ALPHAZOO Zeck-Attack , is suitable for this. The effective tick spray based on essential oils ensures that the little beasts don't even dock on your pet and offers effective tick protection. And where there is no tick bite, there is no risk of disease transmission - it's that simple. But what if a tick does bite?

Tick ​​bite: how do you remove a tick correctly?

Whether in the forest, on the meadow or even in the garden at home – ticks lurk everywhere. If your dog or cat is bitten by a tick, you should stay cool! Tick ​​tweezers or tick cards , which you can buy at the pharmacy or pet store, are suitable for removing the tick. Some people also use normal tweezers to remove the tick. It is important that the tick is discovered as early as possible, because the longer it sucks blood, the higher the risk of transmittable diseases.

How the tick is removed in the end is actually not that important, the main thing is that it gets out of there. Depending on the tool, you can lever or pull out the tick slowly and carefully. When removing the tick, make sure that you brush the fur around the bite to the side so as not to pull any hair out of your animal. Be patient and do not make any jerky movements so that you can remove the tick as completely as possible. If the tick's head still gets stuck, it's no problem: after a few days, the head will be pushed off the pet's body by itself. After removing the tick, the bite site is disinfected and the tick is rendered harmless.

The motto is prevention: this is how you keep ticks away

An anti-tick spray, such as the ALPHAZOO Zeck -Attack , acts as an effective preventive against ticks. Used correctly, it keeps ticks away to minimize the risk of communicable diseases. Using such a tick remedy is extremely easy, but of course depends on the individual living conditions of your dog or cat. The tick repellent spray is simply sprayed onto the fur and skin as needed. Experience shows that application between the shoulder blades and on the tail is particularly effective against ticks. Of course, it is important that you avoid your animal's eyes, mouth and nose.

A tick spray supports screening and defense

The following also applies to dogs and cats that are protected with a tick treatment: You should check their fur and skin after every walk. Because the sooner you find a tick on your pet, the better. If you're lucky, you'll even find it before it gets stuck. Then you should definitely make them harmless to you and those around you. Some pet owners crush ticks between two stones. Others burn them. However, flushing a tick down the toilet is pointless because ticks can survive in water for up to three weeks - and if necessary, climb out again. It is important that you do not have any contact with its body fluids when disposing of the tick and that you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.

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