Bites of ticks, wasps, horseflies, mosquitoes, snakes
After a walk in the forest, you noticed something similar to a papilloma or wart on the skin of a dog! This is a tick! How to remove a sucking tick?
The traditional advice is to drip vegetable oil onto the tick and wait until it comes out. However, this does not work.
By the way, it is advised to destroy the tick that has come out reliably – for example, burn it …
If you simply tear off the sucking tick, its jaws will remain in the skin. In this place there will be a small bump, then a small abscess that takes quite a long time – a month, sometimes more. This is not dangerous. Treat the bump with green stuff!
Try to grab the tick body with your fingers, as close as possible to the skin of the labrador and using an hourly hand with twisting movements, pull out the tick. At the time of pulling out you will hear a characteristic sound!
Unconventional advice – spray on a sucking tick with Front Line and the tick will die and fall off by itself within a day. You will not find this recommendation anywhere, but believe me, it works.
And it is better to put a collar soaked with special chemicals on the Labrador, or treat his coat with drops or spray containing the same chemicals. Contrary to popular belief, Advantix or Front Line is not a repellent but an insecticide! Those. he does not scare away ticks, but kills them. Thus, the tick can really stick to the treated dog, however, it should die almost immediately.
Is there any point in processing since the ticks still bite? There is definitely one, since the probability of infection is greater, the longer the tick sucks the dog. Having treated the dog, you cannot completely eliminate the danger of infection, but significantly reduce the likelihood of illness!
Tick-borne pyroplasmosis is an extremely dangerous disease. Its pathogens parasitize in red blood cells, destroy them, and this leads to a large release of hemoglobin, its rapid decay and damage to the kidneys, liver and heart.
Closely monitor the dog, and at the slightest sign of deterioration of health (lethargy, poor mood, refusal to eat, etc.), and even more so when characteristic symptoms (blood in the urine, high fever, etc.) appear, rush to the doctor. The score will go literally on the clock.
You need to choose a clinic that has a laboratory in order to immediately check the diagnosis. Before the trip, check by phone that the analysis can be done immediately and that the clinic has drugs for the treatment of pyroplasmosis.
The analysis is very simple – peripheral blood is taken, usually from the ear, stained and looked under a microscope. The result is told to you in just half an hour. If piroplasmosis is confirmed, then immediately begin treatment.
You should not try to treat this disease yourself and try. But if the nearest veterinary clinic is far away, and there are symptoms, you can enter the dog “Vereben” yourself.
It is administered by intramuscular injection and destroys the causative agent of the disease. Just keep in mind that Vereben is toxic, can cause seizures and other unpleasant phenomena. So make one injection of Vereben, accompany her with anesthetic injection of baralgin and – to the doctor.
A wasp or horsefly bite can cause your pet a severe allergy, up to a shock that can cause death. Repellents will save the dog and cat from wasps, horseflies and mosquitoes. Spray the animal before each walk. If the labrador has shortness of breath, chills, the temperature rises, it is necessary to give valerian or valocordin, analgin or baralgin and suprastin. And again – visit the vet.
The mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, Anopheles, etc., which are infected by microfilariae through the blood of infected animals, are of great danger. Dirofilariosis (dirofilariosis) is an invasive disease of dogs, cats and wild carnivores of the family Canidae u Felidae, caused by parasitization of the nematode Dirofilaria immitis in the right heart and pulmonary artery of these animals. Rarely, dirofilariae can be found in places unusual for this parasite: eyes, brain, bronchioles, abdominal cavity, spinal cord in dogs. Dirofilariae, like all other representatives of the suborder Filariata, are biohelminths. Their intermediate hosts are mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, Anopheles, etc. Female dirofilaria parasitizing in the heart and pulmonary artery of the definitive host give birth to larvae (microfilariae) that circulate in the bloodstream and reach puberty in two months. Mosquitoes swallow microfilariae while feeding on host blood. Within 24 hours after sucking blood, the parasite larvae can be found in the intestine of the insect, and on the second day they migrate to the Malpighian vessels, where they develop for the next 16 days. Then they enter the body cavity of the insect and penetrate the lower lip through the chest. An invasive larva becomes in the lower lip. The development period in a mosquito to the invasive stage is about 17 days. Infection of dogs and other carnivores occurs during the feeding of mosquitoes, during which invasive larvae of D. immitis penetrate from the proboscis of the insect into the blood of the definitive host.