If you have a dog then you know the hassle with fleas and ticks. Your pet is like family and to know that they're carrying something so harmful to them around is always so hard to hear. (It is also pretty disgusting!)
If your dog has fleas, fortunately, there are many flea treatments that can help get rid of and prevent fleas! First of all, it is very important to have all your pets on a safe and effective flea medication. These remedies are good for animals with fleas and for the prevention of fleas in the future!
If your pet currently has fleas, another option is to bathe and use a flea comb to remove flea dirt and adult fleas. These will prevent from any further fleas.
Fleas are annoying and if they just keep coming back then it could also be the environment they're in. Fleas don't just live on animals... they also live in carpets, hardwood floors, linoleum, tiled floors, cushions, bedding, etc.
It is important to wash all bedding and other environments with hot soapy water and apply some sort of flea control so they don't come back!
If your dog has ever had ticks than you know how disgusting they are! There are all different types of ticks and they can come from anywhere... deer, woods, grass, etc.
Luckily, there are many ways to treat and prevent ticks on your furry friend!
It is important to check your pet daily if they've been outside. So, if you do find a tick than you should remove it right away.
Places to check:
- Around the eyelids
- Under the collar
- Under the front legs
- Between the back legs
- Between the toes
- In and around the ears
- Around the tail
If you want to take a more natural approach, there are solution mixtures that are very good. For example; by adding garlic and apple cider vinegar to your dog's diet, it'll make their blood less appealing to ticks.
In the end, if you find ticks on your pet, watch for symptoms, like rash, fever, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain. Call your doctor right away if they experience any of these.
Ticks and fleas are disgusting, but there is nothing to worry about. If you take these necessary precautions and prevention's, your pet will be bug-free!