GROOM AS AN EXCUSE TO LOOK FOR TICKS
It’s time to go through your pet’s coat with a fine-toothed comb. Literally. It’s important for you to know how to look for and remove ticks if your dog spends any amount of time outdoors (and probably even if it doesn’t). Start from your pet’s head and check every inch of its body, especially dark, hidden areas like under its collar and between its toes. You can choose to use your fingers like a comb, but an actual comb is a better choice, especially if your dog has long fur. Using tweezers or a special tick-removal tool, pull the tick straight out to remove it without leaving the head embedded in your pet’s skin. For more information, refer to our guide to ticks and your pet.