Although it is not as common as fleas, ticks (Dermacentor variabilis) usually found on the tropical and temperate sites. These do not bite like fleas, but rather harpoon.


They stick their nose into the skin of our dog and drink his blood, just blood feeding can cause fevers in animals is even going to cause the death of your pet (in huge quantities of ticks, a tick will not become ill our dog), also can provoke paralysis.


They like to hide in cracks, holes and places where they can stick to our pets, not only affect dogs but also to livestock, wild animals, chickens ... every hot blood that can stick and get fresh food ... even human .


Most ticks can get to spend even two years without feeding (depends a lot on weather conditions), you just walk, do not jump like fleas do


They are much harder to find in animals with long fur like a German shepherd short-haired animal staffy or pitbull type, when they stick to the skin of our dog begin to suck blood and increase in size, and can even reach triple size in a few days, if the extract from our dog and we walk we shall see that stain the ground with blood, blood of our animal.


There are no measures to prevent 100% of ours to get ticks, there are only preventive measures as our dog walking places when animals, avoid walking through places with high boil as it is more likely to adhere to our animal, have clean sleeping place our dog (if he sleeps in the garden or outdoor)


Where they like to live to ticks?

Mainly look like ears (inside) or between the legs as the dog from scratching does not reach those places.


To prevent our dog ticks take only enough good habits, hygiene and care and periodic review, so that in case of getting ticks can eradicate asap our dog


A tick can lay thousands of eggs and hatch in a few weeks (depend much on temperature)

Male ticks always sticks to our animal, while the female tick follows the animal to lay eggs

A tick can get a blood meal from a volume 10 times bigger than its body