Insect Bites & Tick Removal

Animal Emergency Care information


Animals vary in their reactions to insect bites and stings. Their response can be mild to severe. Check for any remaining stinger or insects. Remove with tweezers and wash the area with a mild soap and water. Monitor your pet closely for any signs of an allergic reaction. If you find a tick on your pet, place a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and hold it over the tick for 30–60 seconds. The tick should “back out,” allowing you to grab it with tweezers and dispose of the tick.

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