How to identify a tick bite

The sting of a tick itself does not have to pose a serious problem for our pet, but it can become a problem if the skin of our animal is infected because of the bite or if the tick transmits any disease.

There can also be complications in the case that our animal is allergic, so in .com we explain how to identify a tick bite .

Steps to follow:


The first thing we have to be clear is that the tick bite does not produce any pain or discomfort in our pet, so it will not give any symptoms in this regard.


Therefore, to identify a tick bite in our pet we have to perform periodic inspections on their fur and skin, preferably with natural light.


The usual thing is that the tick stays attached to the skin of our pet after itching, so we have to look for a small black animal clinging to our animal.


As the tick feeds on blood, it will swell and adopt a reddish color after modernizing our pet, which will make it easier for us to locate the bite .


In the event that the tick has been released from our pet after biting, the only rest that will remain in the skin of our animal will be two small red marks very light, almost imperceptible.


We must be very attentive because the bite has been able to be infected and, then, the red marks will be accompanied by a yellowish tone, due to pus. This occurs when the tick has not been completely removed from the skin of our pet.


Identify a tick bite in our pet will be easier if it causes an allergic reaction, because in this case the entire area may be red and even slightly swollen. In addition, our pet will scratch the area frequently.

  • If after locating a tick bite in our pet, it has a fever we must go to the veterinarian because it may have transmitted some disease.