Protect your Dog From Diseases Carried by Wildlife
There are so many diseases and infections fleas and ticks transmit that can make your beloved family pet ill for quite a while. Dogs spend long periods of time outdoors, making them particularly susceptible to ticks, especially in the summer. Not only are ticks incredibly difficult to remove, they can cause serious diseases that can have long-term effects on your dog.
The best way to avoid ticks in the first place. Using an over the counter spot on treatment that can be purchased from your vet, pet store or supermarket, is one of the most effective methods of controlling ticks and fleas. They can keep parasites at bay for up to a month and are an affordable option. However, you must be careful about which one you use, read all labels carefully and get advice from your vet if you’re unsure about the application.
Another great way of preventing fleas and ticks is giving your dog regular baths using shampoo. Although this is a labour intensive process, it’s incredibly inexpensive and is great at protecting your dogs through tick and flea season. This method needs to be repeated more often, around every two weeks, as the ingredients aren’t as strong as spot on treatment.
If your dog has contracted fleas or ticks, it is imperative that you also treat your house and lawn to get rid of any lingering pests. Keeping your garden trimmed back and tidy reduces the population of fleas and ticks, leaving them fewer places to live and breed. Treat your house using a household spray or bug bomb but always be careful when using these products as they can be harmful to pets. If in doubt, be sure to ring a pest specialist for advice about the best way to proceed.
One of the best methods of prevention is to always check your dog, and if you know you have an infestation call in the pest control experts to lend you a hand. Give your dog a stroke and check them over at the same time, and you will majorly reduce the risk of your pet becoming a meal for pests this season.
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