My Cocker Has So Many Ticks!
Ticks Just Love Dogs!
Why does my Cocker Spaniel have so many ticks?
Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)
Your dog may pick up ticks if he's walked in the countryside, or through fields where there's lots of sheep and at this time of year, they're quite prolific!
These parasites view our Cocker Spaniels as prime real estate. They lurk in the undergrowth until they feel the vibration or the heat from our dogs and will jump aboard as our Cockers pass merrily on their way.
That's why it's important to check your dog for ticks and fleas after he's been rooting through long grass, verges, hedges, undergrowth, etc.
Dog ticks are quite nasty little parasites and can be harmful to both dogs and their owners, passing on nasty diseases.
Checking for dog fleas and dog ticks should also be incorporated into your cocker spaniel's grooming routine to ensure they're spotted early.
Although grooming your Cocker can sometimes seem a never-ending process, if you do a little every day, or every couple of days, it won't seem so cumbersome and your Cocker Spaniel will be looking his best at all times (as well as being a bug free zone!)
It's important to treat your dog regularly against ticks and fleas - don't leave it until you see the signs otherwise you may end up with a flea infestation!
Once they get into your carpets and furnishings, they can be difficult to shift - besides, it's not very nice is it?
You can buy many tick and flea treatments on-line or in your local pet store, and if you prefer, there are many natural flea controls available too.
Flea treatments are very easy to use, however, if you're not sure, you can learn more about applying flea medication here.
If you read the articles stemming from the links on this page, they will give you a better understanding of why your cocker spaniel has so many ticks and how to deal with them.