Small deer ticks can easily hitch a ride from the dog when they are walking through grassy and woody areas and hide within the coat. They suck blood through your pet’s skin and while doing so they may transmit the disease to your pet. The treatment for ticks is to prevent them from getting attached to your pet’s skin. In case, you see a tick on your pet’s skin, contact your veterinarian for their elimination. Do not try to remove them by match or gasoline. Pets can develop tick-borne illness when they bit by them. Symptoms of this include loss of appetite, fever, lethargy, and joint pain. If you observe any of these signs, get your pet evaluated by the vet.