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You and your pup are excited to get outside and enjoy the warm weather this spring. But along with all the nice green grass, colorful flowers, and sunny weather, spring also means the return of lots of little critters like bees, wasps, fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks…just waiting to latch onto your dog and hitch a ride.
Tick bites carry diseases so it's crucial to get them dealt with right away.
Even unremoved ticks can pose a health risk to your pup, because ticks carry diseases like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Did you know that there are around 200 tick species in the United States. They can survive—and thrive —in beach grass, woods, forests, lawns, and even urban areas.
Fleas and ticks also differ in numerous ways, including the parasite type they are: A flea is a wingless bug with six legs that may jump. Ticks, on the other hand, are arachnids, meaning they have six to eight legs and are linked to spiders.
Removing a tick, or worse, ticks from your dog may be unpleasant, but it is critical to do it promptly and in the right way.
Should you still see an attached dead tick on your dog's skin, remove it right away as dead ticks embedded on your dog's body can still transmit disease.
Tick Prevention is the key to effective tick control. Prevent ticks by checking your dog's skin for ticks regularly and get on to removing them right away so you can stop it from becoming worse.
There are many commercial products that you can use to not only get rid of adult ticks but also their eggs. These products can also instantly kill any present ticks on your pet for up to two weeks.
Remove a tick safely by using natural methods. Because natural flea and tick management is gentle, it is safe for your pet. For maximum effectiveness, natural prevention and control methods should be used in combination with one another.
Fleas can be caught before they latch on to your dog's skin by regularly combing using a fine flea comb. Vacuum rugs and furnishings as well as wash pet bedding on a regular basis.
Look for lawn products that contain nematodes, which are beneficial microbes that consume flea and tick larvae. They are safe for your grass, pets, and beneficial insects such as ladybugs.
If your dog has fleas, here are some easy Homemade Flea Shampoo Recipes you can do.
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