Wolff Animal Hospital

9021 Penn Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431



Tick Tips

Check for ticks on your dog or cat daily.

If you find a tick on your pet remove immediately:

  • Wear rubber gloves
  • Grasp tick very close to skin with pair of fine tipped tweezers.
  • With steady motion, pull tick's body away from skin.
  • To prevent infection, avoid crushing tick.
  • After you remove tick, clean pet's skin with soap and warm water.
  • Never use petroluem jelly, match or lighter fluid to remove tick.

Use tick preventative monthly 12 months of the year.

Ask your vet to conduct a tick screening at each exam

Watch your pet closely for changes in behavior or appetite.

Symptoms of Lyme & other tick borne diseases

  • Arthritis
  • Lameness
  • Swollen Joints
  • Reluctant to move
  • Stiff, painful gait
  • Pain in legs and body
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes