Ticks this year woke up ahead of time. According to Rospotrebnadzor, these arthropods began to show signs of activity in February. This is due to the abnormally warm and snowless winters.
The weather is fine outside, so many Gubkin residents prefer not to sit at home. However, ticks do not sleep. And they are already actively attacking. We conducted an experiment. And in an hour of walking in the Grachev Log area, several dozen ticks were “collected”. Of course, we took care of safety in advance: we put on high shoes and completely closed clothes. Therefore, none of them could get to the skin.
What else is advised in Rospotrebnadzor? Experts remind that ticks always creep up, which means they can crawl under a trouser leg if it hangs over shoes. To avoid this, both the bottom and top of the clothes must be tucked. Going to nature, it is also advisable to purchase special repellents.
During your stay in nature, you need to examine yourself and children every 15-20 minutes. A particularly thorough inspection must be done before entering the house. Ticks can be not only on you, but also on things (bag, backpack), flowers (or other ripped plants).
If the tick still bites you, you need to remove it at the nearest emergency room and transfer it to the study. Pet owners should be wary. After all, ticks carry mortal danger for tetrapods. Veterinarians advise treating their pets with special equipment as soon as possible. The tick is quite difficult to detect in the hair of a furry pet, which allows him to freely search for a weak spot
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– Special sprays, drops, collars and even pills can protect against ticks. If you do not know what is right for your pet, it is best to consult a veterinarian. The main thing is not to hesitate. Pyroplasmosis (a seasonal disease of dogs caused by protozoa from the genus Babesia, the transmitters of which are ixodid ticks) develops very quickly. Death may occur on the third day after the first signs of the disease
– Anna Nekhvyadovich, veterinarian of the Gubkinsky veterinary clinic.
Ticks do not care what breed your favorite is and how old he is.
If you notice changes in the behavior of your dog, if there is a deterioration in appetite and an upset gastrointestinal tract, it is important to contact your veterinarian immediately.
The sooner the specialist provides assistance to the animal, the more chances it has to survive.