should i check my dog?

@MKpack22 (307)
United States
March 15, 2007 4:50pm CST
i just found a tick on my shoulder, but i wasnt around my dog when i got i. should i check my dog to see if any "jumped ship" onto him? i heard ticks prefer dog blood to humans, which is why im asking.
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5 responses
• United States
16 Mar 07
I would check him. Just give him a bath and a good brushing. You may also want to put him on Advantix Flea & Tick if Ticks are a major issue in your area. They can get Lyme Disease and become very ill from ticks.
• United States
16 Mar 07
You should check his hair frequently to check for ticks, make sure to get them off because they can be harmful.
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
16 Mar 07
For sure, don't forget all the nooks and crannies, in between toes, ear flaps, everywhere, they are so dangerous, its better to be safe than sorry.
• Canada
15 Mar 07
I certainly would, especially if you were in the same area as your dog. Dogs are pretty easy prey and those ticks can hide in a dog fur. It takes a bit of effort since dogs have heavy thick hair, but it is better to be safe than sorry . I have found them on my cats, they tend to go in to the bushes and trees more. They are just so gross . Be sure to take them up out carefully with a set of tweezers, you don't want to leave any part of the tick in .
@beaniegdi (1966)
15 Mar 07
It wouldn't hurt to give him a bath and a good combing just to see whats going on. It is the beginning of flea season so you never know what you might find.