How to keep Lyme disease at bay.
Ticks are like bombs.
They cause a lot of damage.
And they can affect anyone.
But just like bombs, they can be defused before causing damages.
Spot them before they blow up.
Time to act
That's exactly what the Tick Buster is.
It allows you to easily search your dog for ticks after each outing.
The day that you find one, use your instruction card and your tick remover to quickly remove the tick.
Then use our tick classifier to identify the tick and the risks.
How does it work?
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We understand how stressful finding a tick can be.
So we made the process as easy as it can be.
Follow the steps and leave nothing to chance.
Small precise comb
This comb is designed to let you focus on a small portion of your dog skin so you don't miss a tick.
Surgical stainless tool
It's designed to avoid tearing the tick or to have it regurgitate.
Instruction card & Online advanced resources.
In there, we describe each and every single tick with its potential diseases and geographical area.
And when that time comes, would you rather:
Fingers crossed, hope for the best
Try to defuses the bomb by cutting a random wire and hoping it doesn't blow up in your face?
Leave nothing to chance.
Have detailed instructions on:
- Which wire to cut.
- What do to with the bomb once it's defused
- Look for signs that the bomb won't affect your pup.
You're still hesitating?
Here's more details:
How ticks transmit diseases?
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Like a mosquitoe, the tick will insert its feeding tube under your pup's skin.
The disease is in the tick's gut. As long as the tick is on, the disease can transmit from the tick to your dog's blood.
Once the tick's attached, it takes at least 24hours for Lyme disease to transmit.
*When removing the tick, using the wrong tools could get the tick to regurgigate the diseases from its gut into your dog.
Different ticks = different diseases
How can my dog get a tick?
There are many ways for dogs to get bit by a tick.
First, different types of ticks are found in different areas. It can range from grasslands to light wooded areas. Some ticks, such as the brown dog tick can live inside homes, dog pens, etc.
For more details, check this exhaustive list of ticks and places where they're found.
Do ticks drop on you from trees?
No! Ticks don't fly, hop, run, or even move all that quickly. Depending on the life stage and species, they quest for hosts anywhere from ground level to about knee-high on vegetation, and then tend to crawl up to find a place to bite.
How often should I search my dogs for ticks?
The answer is surprisingly often. Ticks are becoming a bigger problem each year. We suggest checking your dog for ticks anytime you go for an outing in tall grass or dense forest.
Most of the time, ticks are hanging on a branch or a tall grass waiting for a host to walk by them.
Where should I look for ticks on my dog?
While it's not impossible to find a tick somewhere else, most ticks will bite your dog on those specific are
I've never removed a tick before... Shouldn't I let a specialist do it?
Can I remove the tick with a pair of tweezers?
You could, but it's better to use tools designed for the job.
Well, when removing the tick, using the wrong tools could put pressure on the tick's belly. Which would lead it to regurgigate the diseases from its gut into your dog.
While removing the tick, some part of the head might have stayed under the skin. Is it bad? Should I be concerned?
This is something that concerns many people but it is just not possible for ticks to 1) continue living once they have been ripped in two; and 2) for them to embed any more than their mouthpart into your skin.
Eventually this will be pushed out much like a splinter would be. You probably want to keep an eye on the bite area just in case the tick had transmitted a disease-causing pathogen while it was intact and feeding on your dog.
What is the correct way to kill a tick once it has been removed?
You can simply put it in a sealed ziplock bag. This way, you'll be able to safely look at it and try to identify it. Once the tick is secure, it won't be too long before it dies anyway (from extreme dryness). Personally I would keep the ziplock bag around. If there are no symptoms or other consequence that develop, say within 2-3 months of the bite, you could just discard the tick card or baggie in the trash.
You can always send it to be tested if you are concerned about transmission/potential infection.