Tick Bite Symptoms, Bullseye, Seed, Pictures, Types & Kinds of Ticks
Tick bite symptoms in dogs and puppies..
There are different types & kinds of ticks (and stages) like the young seed tick or black legged tick with some of these parasites causing diseases like rocky mountain spotted fever and lyme disease.
Some bites leave a clear mark known as a bullseye, so getting rid or killing ticks so that you end their life cycle is so important not only for your dog or puppy but also for you because…
You can get bitten too!
Tick Bite Symptoms in Dogs & Puppies
The Life Cycle…
The female is able to lay approximately 10,000 little babies – yuck! And the life cycle of this little parasite goes through the following stages:
- Nymph also known as seed.
Types and Kinds of Ticks
There are different varieties of this parasite such as the
- Lone star,
- Rocky mountain,
- Golf coast
- And even deer tick and they may all cause problems to your beloved dog or puppy.
Tick Bite Symptoms
It is possible for your dog or puppy after they have been infected by a specific type that they develop…
- Rocky mountain spotted fever.
- Lyme disease
- And even death!
We have listed some of the most common symptoms that your dog or puppy may show once bitten by this horrible little parasite!
- Your dog may develop a fever where their temperature rises quickly.
- Your dog or puppy may lose his appetite.
- Your dog may develop sore and swollen limbs but they may become sore and swollen anywhere on the body.
- A dog that has a nasty infestation may develop nasty skin infections.
- Your dog or puppy may become very tired.
- Your pooch may develop arthritis due to the parasites staying in a localized area causing sore and swollen limbs.
- Although it is very difficult to detect from home, your dog may have a low blood count which may be due to anemia.
It is very important that if you have any worries about your pooch that you take him straight to the vet and get advice.
Sometimes after your dog has been bitten he may develop a mark that looks like a bullseye which may be an indication of a disease.
Keep checking your pooch on a regular basis and make sure that when he is groomed their are no signs of him being infested.