Tick Prevention for English Bulldog

How to Prevent Your English Bulldog from Dog Ticks

May 14, 2013 | Dog Ticks Prevention | By British Bully

Dog ticks are the the most vicious dog`s enemies. And English Bulldogs are the most liable pets to dog tick bites because of regular walking outdoors. So, let`s find out how you can prevent your favoutite from tick biting.

What necessary measures can you take to protect your pet, which can`t tell about its problems?

Dog ticks constitute a real danger especially in spring-summer and autumn period, when the air temperature reaches the point of 5 degrees above zero. Modern dog tick prevention doesn`t guarantee the full safety of your English Bulldog. That`s why, you need to pay a carefull attention on your Bulldog health.

Tick bites can become deathful for English Bulldogs. There are a lot of woods and fields in Great Britain - so it is a real paradise for insects and the most favorable conditions for reproduction of ticks. Deep grass and bushes are the right places, where your pet can catch ticks on its wool. So, if you want to protect your favourite, then you need to provide pet vaccination and to process your Bulldog with antimite remedy before each walk.

Initial symptoms:

From the moment when tick bites on dog till the initial symptomes passes about a week. All this time your Bulldog looks healthy and vigorous. But a process of tick reproduction and destruction of erythrocytes in blood takes place at the same time.

In a day or two the dog becomes apathic, inactive and unsociable. So, watch for your English Bulldog behaviour. If you offered your pet his favourite dog bone and it only wags its tale flabbily and looks at you with sad eyes - it is the first signal for alarm.

The most common symptoms of dog health problems, caused by dog ticks are the next:

  • Urine gains dark color - is a right signal, that dog ticks disturb your favourite;
  • Bulldog loses appetite and refuses even its favourite treats;
  • Bulldog ceases to play with his favourite dog toys, becomes inactive;
  • Movements become very sluggish, the pet not cheerfully runs, but drags himself alone.
  • Take Bulldogs temperature, it will be increased in the presence of dog ticks, the mercury column can creep to 40 degrees;
  • Touch your pet`s nose - if it is hot and dry, take it to the dog vet immediately;
  • When your pet is constantly infected with dog ticks – it is always thirsty;


You can look through the Best Vets UK list and get the whole information about English Bulldog care and treatment from the approved dog vets.

If you don't visit a vet in time, your Bulldog will most probably die. And if your favourite is coped by miracle with this desease by its own efforts, it still needs to be surveyed. After all, ticks can do harm to Bulldog internals. Remember, that earlier infected and recovered pet can have a recurrence. Therefore, keep a watchful eye on your Bulldog for some time.

Tick prevention:

It is easier to prevent this illness, than to treat it. If there is an opportunity, walk your Bulldog not in the wood, but on a country site. Before walking a dog on a site it is necessary to cut off a grass (with a grass-mower or a scythe) and to remove unbearing bushes. Bushes are the most dangerous places for your Bulldog, after all, tick slugs hide there. The slug feels a warm-blooded animal and clings to his wool. After this "strengthening" the slug bites English Bulldog, bringing in his body of substance, which slows down a fibrillation. Babeziya also get to this moment with a saliva in an organism. Babezia are cell parasites, which strike erythrocytes of Bulldog`s blood.

How to save English Bulldog from "bloodsuckers"

After each walk it is necessary to examine your pet, do it very carefully, without passing any site of dog`s skin. Be specially careful when look through hard-to-reach places – armpits, neck, auricles, perinea region, anus and, of course, don`t forget about Bulldog wrinkles.

If you didn't manage to remove all dog ticks, you will easily notice them after a while (in two-three days)  because ticks, having drunk Bulldog blood, will start being inflated and will repeatedly increase in sizes. Examine your English Bulldog very attentive. If you have found parasites, visit UK vet immediately and he will prescribe you the right dog tick treatment. Consult a dog vet about your Bulldog care, the elimination of consequences and ask him about dog multivitamins, which help your Bulldog to be strong and healthy all the time.

Take care of your dog health and you will have a faithful friend for many years!

Going on a picnic with your English Bulldog? Then, read an important advice how to provide your pet`s comfort and safety in the country in our article Taking English Bulldog on a Picnic.

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