Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can tick bites make a dog vomit?

Ticks can cause dogs to vomit if they have an allergic or other adverse reaction to their bites. However, the main dangers associated with tick bites are the “tick-borne diseases” that they may carry. Examples of tick borne diseases are Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, and Babesiosis. Most of these diseases can cause dogs to vomit, but this symptom does not develop immediately after a bite.

A symptom like vomiting can be associated with many diseases. It is certainly possible that a tick bite could occur at the same time that a dog starts vomiting but is completely unrelated to the dog’s condition. If symptoms persist for more than 24 hours or are especially severe, vomiting dogs should be evaluated by a veterinarian. Using a topical flea and tick preventative can help keep your dog safe from tick bites.

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