Think You’ve Found a Tick on Your Dog?

Ticks aren’t just uncomfortable for your pet — they can carry dangerous diseases like Lyme Disease, too. It’s important to treat them quickly.

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What Do Ticks on Dogs Look Like?

Ticks can vary in size, are usually black or brown, and like to hide on your pet. They feel like a small, hard bump or scab and need treatment right away. 

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How to Remove a Tick

  • Icon of a tick

    Wearing gloves, wet hair in the area with rubbing alcohol or water.

  • Icon with number 2 and tweezer

    With tweezers, grab the tick as close to the skin as possible and gently pull it straight out.

  • Icon of number 3 and a medical spray bottle.

    Clean your pet’s wound with antiseptic or soap and water.

  • Icon of a blue number 4 and a camera

    Take photos in case you want to show your vet at your next visit.

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Find the Right Tick Treatment for Your Dog.


FORMATTREATSDURATIONPRESCRIPTION?
TICKS, FLEAS, FLEA LARVAE, FLEA EGGS AND MOSQUITOES1 MONTHNO RX NEEDED
Seresto
TICKS, FLEAS AND FLEA LARVAE 8 MONTHSNO RX NEEDED

Protection You and Your Dog Will Love

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K9 Advantix® II

A convenient, monthly topical application that kills and repels ticks, fleas and mosquitoes through contact — so they don’t have to bite your dog to die. 
Do not use on cats. 

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Seresto®

Effectively kills and repels ticks and fleas through contact — no biting required. Plus, it works for 8 continuous months, saving you the hassle of monthly topicals or orals.

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Did You Know ?

The CDC reported a 300% rise in tick-borne Lyme Disease in urban and rural areas from 1993 - 2012.1

K9 Advantix, Seresto, Elanco, and the diagonal bar logo are trademarks of Elanco or its affiliates. Other product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Lyme and other tickborne diseases increasing. (2019, April 22). Retrieved May 06, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/lyme-disease/index.html. 

Seresto® is protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,910,122.


PM-US-21-1822

Date of review April 2022

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