Dauphin Vet Clinic

PO Box 556
Dauphin, MB R7N 2V4

(204)638-3044

www.dauphinvetclinic.com

What to do if a tick bites your pet


If you find a tick on your pet, your first priority should be to get it removed.

To remove a tick, follow these steps:

  1. Wear gloves to avoid any direct skin contact to the tick.
  2. Ensure your pet is relaxed and sitting quietly.
  3. Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin surface as possible.
  4. Using the tweezers, pull firmly straight upwards to remove the tick. Be sure not to twist the tweezers to avoid leaving any tick mouthparts inside your pet.
  5. After removing the tick, kill it by placing it in a container with rubbing alcohol.
  6. Save the tick in a sealed container or plastic bag.
  7. Go to Manitoba Tick Checker to submit for identification.
  8. Call us immediately if your pet displays any unusual symptoms such as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting, or lameness.
  9. Pick up flea and tick prevention ASAP. Call us for more information on the options available 204-638-3044