How to remove ticks from your dog

If you find a tick on your dog it should be removed as soon as possible. If you are unsure how to properly remove them, take your dog to your vet and seek for their expertise advice.  

How to remove tick
How to remove tick

What to do if the tick has already bitten my dog?

Use a tick removal tool, like tweezers or a tick fork, to remove the tick. Grab the tick adjacent to your pet’s skin (at the tick mouthparts), twist the tick, then pluck the tick away from the skin. Take care not to squeeze the tick’s body. Removed ticks may still be alive, so be sure they don’t escape to find another host to feed on!

It is possible for a dog to develop signs of tick-borne diseases even after a tick has been removed, so it is recommended to keep a close eye on your dog. If you have any concerns about your dog’s health you should seek veterinary attention.

How to prevent your dog from coming in contact with ticks

Unfortunately, if your dog likes to spend time outdoors, there’s no way to prevent contact with ticks. But you can help protect against ticks by checking your dog daily and using a proven tick treatment like NexGard® or NexGard SPECTRA®. Just one monthly chew provides effective control of pre-existing paralysis ticks within 24 hours and provides protection for a full month against ticks.


The once-monthly protection against harmful parasite.