Keeping Ticks and Fleas Away From Your Pets

Ticks and Fleas

Being constantly pestered by ticks and fleas is something that can be very troublesome for your pet dog or cat.

Ticks and fleas can cause bites and continuous itching to your pets. So, it’s important to have these pests removed as soon as possible.

Luckily, you don’t always need to take your pet to the vet to treat infestation of ticks and fleas. You can do it at home. All you need is a lot of patience and dedication.

If you notice your pet scratching relentlessly for days, there’s a high possibility that they have ticks and fleas in their coat. The only way for you to find out is to take a closer look at your pet’s fur and see for yourself.

Once you have confirmed that there’s ticks or fleas in your pet’s body, you need to act fast. The process of removing these annoying insects can be demanding, but will greatly benefit your pet. You have to pick each of the insect using a pair of tweezers. You have to drown each of them in a mixture of soap and water, or dip them in petroleum jelly.

After you are certain that your pet is free from ticks and fleas, you have make sure that these pests stay away by applying anti-tick and flea treatment to your pet. There are certain types of flea and mite protection that is just taken once orally and can last up to 3 months such as “Bravecta”

In order to permanently eliminate the presence of ticks, fleas, and their eggs, you have to wash every single thing your pet has slept on and anything your pet came in contact with. This includes their toys, beds, pillows, towels, and so on.

If your pet relaxes on your couch for hours, you also have to make sure your couch gets cleaned thoroughly. This goes the same for every part of your home where your pet loves to snuggle on like the carpets, or your own bed. In depth cleaning and washing will make sure that all insects and its eggs are eliminated.

Also if you’re planning to send your dog to doggy daycare or any type of place where they will be socializing with other dogs, they will need to show proof of their recent flea prevention medicine.