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Tick in dog's fur #729310

Asked October 07, 2020, 1:49 PM EDT

Wondering if this is a tick I took out of my dog's fur and if so, is there action I should take and what would that be to keep pets and people safe? He goes outside in my fenced in backyard. Thank you!

Genesee County Michigan

Expert Response

Hello,

That looks like a male deer tick. 

Nexguard is effective in killing ticks on dogs.  Repellents containing DEET and permethrin are effective in keeping ticks off people.

Howard
Howard Russell Replied October 08, 2020, 11:28 AM EDT

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