Lessons Learned from Years with Pets

Preventing Fleas and Ticks from Living on Your Dog Making sure you are vigilant about your dog’s healthcare is imperative to helping them live a long and healthy life. There are obvious aspects to caring for your dog, like feeding them correctly, and getting them outside for fresh air and exercise, but are you caring for other medical needs they may have and getting them the right medicines and preventatives? Preventing fleas and ticks from making a home on your dog is important, and there is a wide range of medications and repellants that can be purchased to assist with these needs. Some of the smallest offenders in the pest world, fleas and ticks often fly under the radar. When it is very chilly you may be home free, but once the ground begins to thaw, ticks and fleas are out again to play. Fleas and ticks find their way into your yard and neighborhood from wild animals, including but not limited to, raccoons and squirrels. Fleas spread and reproduce quickly, and their eggs can be impossible to find or see. Obviously, it is essential to take charge before you have a real crisis on your hands. Flea and tick shampoos exist to kill all the ticks, fleas, larvae, and eggs on your dog if you realize that they have been itching, or if you have seen one of these pests on their skin or fur. Once the bathing is complete, administer a preventative medication. Before you see a flea or at tick on your pup, administer preventative on the same day every month. There is a diverse array of medications for fleas and ticks, and you can easily find one that suits your pet. Topical treatments tend to be easiest to give, especially for picky dogs. Just select the medication that is right for your dog’s weight, and you have peace of mind all month that your dog is protected from common pests.
How I Achieved Maximum Success with Dogs
As a pet owner, you also have the opportunity to treat your pet’s environment for fleas and ticks. Carpet and lawn treatments are available in many pet stores and online, usually near where they offer their flea and tick preventative medicines. By treating your lawn and carpet you can kill the infestation from where it begins, so you don’t have to continuously purchase flea and tick shampoo for your dog. This is a good route to take if your pet already has fleas or ticks.
How to Achieve Maximum Success with Dogs
Whether you’re dealing with your first flea infestation, or you’re just concerned about fleas and ticks and how they can affect the health of your dog, it’s important to educate yourself on all the preventative measures you can take. Finding a functional regular medicine to repel fleas and ticks, and having sprays on hand to use in case of an infestation are the best ways to keep your pet well for years to come.