It’s the season for ticks, and that means it’s time to start protecting your dog from these tiny pests. Ticks are not just an inconvenience for us — they can be dangerous to our pets too. Here are five ways you can prevent ticks from taking over your dog’s body.
1. Use a tick treatment
- Use a tick treatment.
- Check with your vet about the best options for your dog’s breed, age and health.
- Some treatments are topical and some are oral; each has pros and cons that should be considered before choosing one over the other.
- Effective treatments will kill ticks within 48 hours of contact with your dog, but may not prevent new ticks from attaching for up to seven days after application (depending on what type of product you use).
- While these products can be safe when used as directed, they shouldn’t be given to dogs or cats under 4 pounds due to concerns about toxicity levels in small animals; consult with your veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns about whether a product is appropriate for your pet’s size or age
2. Check your dog daily
One of the most effective ways to prevent ticks is to keep an eye out for them. Have a look at your dog every day, and check all over his body, especially areas where ticks tend to congregate. Check inside the ears, under the tail and around the eyes—areas that are hard for you to see but easy for ticks to hide. Look at his legs, belly and neck area as well; these are common hiding spots for ticks too! Finally, make sure you check behind his head and neck as well; this is another place that ticks like to be because it’s warm there (and also close enough for them to bite if they’re lying in wait).
3. Avoid taking dogs in grassy areas
Ticks are more than just a nuisance; they can also transmit serious diseases that can affect your dog. Some of the most common tick-related diseases include Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis. As such, it is important to take steps to prevent ticks in dogs by avoiding taking them into grassy areas.
Ticks are known to be carriers of these infectious diseases when they attach themselves to a host animal like your pup and feed off their blood for several days at a time. Because ticks do not fly or jump from one place to another on their own accord, but rather need an animal host (such as your dog) in order to move around freely from one area of land onto another, it’s best not to bring your dog into those environments where there may be large numbers of ticks present: tall grassy areas with shrubs or wooded forests with plenty of hiding places for these tiny pests!
4. Use tick prevention products
- Vivaldis VI-FI Forte This is very easy to use and is quite effective. The good thing is you can buy this online. This can prevent your dog from getting ticks again or even getting allergies. You just have to apply a small quantity on the dog’s body and it begins working. The only thing is that you should not apply this when your dog’s body is wet.
- Dog tick powder–This is yet another effective tool to combat ticks. This has ingredients in it that will have a healing effect on the dog. The powder has a lovely Eucalyptus fragrance to it.
- Dog Tick Shampoo–A shampoo is very good for helping dogs to get rid of ticks. They contain ingredients that kill the ticks and they get them to leavethe body of the dog. Also, the shampoo has a soothing effect so expect your dog to feel better soon.
5. Contact Vet is it is severely Affected
If your dog is still suffering, then it is best to get in touch with a vet and begin advanced treatment and your dog will start making speedy recover.
Preventing ticks is easier than treating them — protect your dog!
If you’re the proud owner of a dog, you know they can be pretty amazing. They love to play and cuddle, they can keep you company when you’re sad, they make excellent alarm clocks (and sometimes even wake up before you do). But there is one thing that keeps many people from owning dogs: ticks.
Ticks are a major problem for dogs — and humans too. And if your dog has them, it’s important to take action quickly to avoid further illness or infections spreading to other pets in your household or even yourself! Thankfully there are plenty of ways to prevent ticks from ever getting on your pup in the first place so make sure that both you and your furry friend stay safe!
With the right precautions, you can protect your dog from ticks. It’s important to remember that ticks are only active during certain seasons, so identifying the type of tick (and whether or not it carries Lyme disease) is helpful in determining whether or not your dog needs treatment. While a tick collar may seem like an excessive way to prevent ticks on your dog, if you live in an area where they are common then this could be a worthwhile investment!