Ticks on dogs come from the outdoors. They wait on grass or shrubs, and when dogs pass by, they latch on. This questing behavior can last months until they find a host.
If a tick gets stuck while removing it from your dog, don't panic. Speak to your vet for advice, as leaving the mouthparts is usually not a problem. Avoid digging into the skin yourself.
To prevent your dog from ticks, check daily & use tick treatments like NexGard® for monthly protection against paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks, and bush ticks.
Seal tick in jar with rubbing alcohol, save for weeks. If dog sick, take tick to vet for examination to identify and determine if it caused illness.
Monitor bite. Call vet if irritated/infected. Watch for fatigue, difficulty walking, appetite changes. See vet with tick.