With such a long and thick coat, it is difficult for Alaskan dogs to avoid parasitic diseases. Specifically, tick-borne disease on Alaskan dogs.
Ticks are a type of parasite on dogs, let’s not be subjective about its harmful effects. Ticks don’t just compete for nutrients with their hosts. If it carries pathogens, it can also transmit some dangerous diseases to dogs.
Information about parasitic tick diseases on Alaskan dogs
There are many types of ticks that infect dogs, but the one we most often see is Rhipicephalus sanguineus. They are pear shaped and dark brown in color. This type of tick exists on cats and dogs around the world. In addition to cats and dogs, this mite also parasitizes buffaloes, cows, pigs, goats, etc.
The development cycle of this mite ranges from 7 months to 1 year. They can fast for up to 19 months. The development stages of ticks: eggs => larvae => nymphs => adult ticks. Female and male ticks mate on the host’s body. The female tick then sucks the host’s blood to get nutrients. They lay eggs on the ground and find a new host. At each stage of development, the tick leaves the host and finds a new host. When ticks cling to the skin, they will sting the Alaskan dog’s body with anticoagulants and suck blood to fill up. Each female tick can suck 0.5ml of blood.
Symptoms of parasitic disease on Alaskan dogs
The location that ticks often attach to suck blood is usually: inside, outside the ear; neck area, between the legs, along the spine. If the Alaskan Malamute is seriously infected, the ticks can even attach to the whole body.
They can cause inflammation in the dog’s skin, causing itching all over the body. With active dogs like Alaskan dogs, they will be very uncomfortable and self-injurious. Not only itching, inflammation of the skin but also infection, festering, skin ulcers. Having too many ticks on the dog’s body can cause Alaska to lose blood, poor health, some areas of the body are rough, thickened … When eliminating ticks on the body, those symptoms will decrease immediately.
It is very dangerous if ticks carry infectious diseases such as rickettsia, leptospirosis, babesiosis.
Treatment of parasitic tick diseases on Alaskan dogs
Medications that can be used to treat the condition include:
- Frontline: with active ingredients fipronil used to spray and rub on dog and cat hair. The course of treatment for each tick removal is one month.
- Bayticol (flumethrin 6%): how to use 1ml for 2 liters of water to bathe or spray for Alaskan dogs.
- Preventef collar (diazenon): worn for dogs to get rid of ticks for 4 months.
How to prevent parasitic ticks on Alaskan dogs
The old saying that prevention is better than cure is not wrong. To prevent and control parasitic tick diseases on Alaka dogs, we should periodically spray disinfectants on Alaskan dogs’ accommodation, walls, corners of houses, yards. Use a tick-proof collar for your dog. Check your skin regularly. Proper bathing and drying is essential. Currently, veterinary hospitals have injectable drugs to treat lice for dogs and cats. This type has a long-lasting effect. You can consult.