Tick season really hits your pets in the summer months, but it can start as early as April. And since these suckers can be really harmful, you’ll want to know how to remove them as soon as possible. After all, a tick feeds on your pet’s blood and can cause serious conditions like Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. This useful video shows you how to find, remove and kill a tick from your dog, and how to help your dog heal after.

Of course, prevention is the best course of action; a monthly flea and tick topical preventative is always the safest way to go to keep your dog safe when you’re outside.