Dogs are tick magnets and a single dog can be infested by hundreds of ticks in a few hours spent outdoors. These parasites may carry several pathogens waiting for a tick bite to infect your beloved animal. Prevention is key.
Ticks most often infest your dog during outdoor activity but some species are adapted to dry environment such as your home or kennel. Tick bites can transmit the pathogens that cause serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. After every walk, check your dog’s coat, especially around the head, ears and neck; ticks can also be found in tiny crooks like between the toes.
Be careful! Unfed ticks freshly collected by your dog are very small.
- Use an appropriate tick removal device.
- Be sure to remove the entire body of the tick, including mouthparts.
- Clean around the site of the bite with an antiseptic wipe.
- Contact your veterinarian for additional recommendations.
Why your dog needs VECTRA 3D
VECTRA 3D kills ticks. It prevents the attachment by acting directly on the dog’s coat without any need to infiltrate the blood flow. Ticks cannot feed on your dog for 1 month.
VECTRA 3D is active against the different life-stages of ticks from all relevant tick species in Canada (Rhipicephalus spp., Ixodes spp., Amblyomma spp., Dermacentor spp.).
You need to remove ticks as soon as you see them on your pet, especially before administration of VECTRA 3D.