Prevent Ticks on Your Dog
Ticks are not just a nuisance–they can be a major health hazard for your dog. Here are some ways to protect against ticks and keep your pet safe:
Check for Ticks Regularly
It is important to check your dog for ticks regularly. You can do this by running your hands over your dog’s body and by looking for any unusual bumps or skin discoloration. If you find any ticks, use tweezers or a special tick removal tool to grab and remove the tick from your pet’s fur.
use a Tick Preventative
Your veterinarian can help you choose the right tick product for your dog, whether it’s a topical solution, collar, powder, or pill. Some protect against fleas as well. Follow the directions and use the product as recommended.
Keep Your Yard Ticked
Ticks thrive in tall grass, brush, and wooded areas, so it’s important to keep your lawn mowed and the brush cut back. Consider using a tick or flea control product in your lawn or yard.
Keep Your Dog Away From Ticked Areas
It’s best to keep your dog away from known tick-infested areas, such as wooded trails or fields with high grass. If you are hiking or camping, be sure to check and brush your pup after returning.
Bathe your Dog and Wash Clothing
Bathe your dog regularly and be sure to wash clothing and bedding your pup has come in contact with in hot water and high heat.
By following these steps, you can help protect your pup from ticks and reduce the chances of them transmitting a serious illness. Contact your veterinarian to learn more.