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Advice and Tips

                                              

We all know here at Dial a Dog Wash, that many of you would like to bath and groom your pets in between our visits, so we have put together some helpful tips of do's and don'ts to help you make your pets grooming experience, as comfortable and stress free as possible for the both of you. Regular grooming of all dogs and all fur types, is very important to encourage fur growth and to keep your dogs coat in great condition. Longer haired coats should be brushed and combed at least twice a day, including their faces and legs. There is no easy option, in keeping your dogs fur in Tip Top Condition, other than regular grooming and a good food diet to suit their needs.

More Tips and information, Ticks and Fleas

 

 TICKS, What is a Tick?

A tick is a small, blood-sucking mite. Normally it lives on blood from larger animals, like deer, but it may also attach itself to humans.

The tick sits on tall grass and trees, waiting for a possible 'host' to walk by. If a tick attaches itself to someone, it will typically find its way to a warm, moist and dark place on the body (like the crotch or the armpit).

It will then insert a probe into the skin and begin sucking blood. In most cases the tick will leave after a while, or the host will get rid of it without any harm having been done. But, occasionally, the tick carries a small bacterium called Borrelia burghdor feri in its stomach. This is what causes Lyme disease. The further under the skin it gets, the greater the risk of catching the disease.

A tick on the body doesn't usually cause any pain, but it is still important to get rid of it because of the risk of Lyme disease. Every year about 300-500 cases are reported.

 

The tick presses its head into the skin so it is important to try and remove all of it: remnants in the skin could cause infection.

Seize the tick with a pair of tweezers as close to the head as possible. Take care not to pull it apart. Pull slowly and consistently until it lets go. Don't pull too hard if the above method fails, tie a cotton thread around the tick as close to the head as possible and pull slowly until it lets go.  Do not attempt to remove the tick through burning or chemicals - this may cause more harm than good.

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