Finding Ways To Keep Up With Animals

Keeping Your Dog and Its Environment Flea and Tick Free Pet ownership can be a confusing road to navigate. 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? In order to be sure that your dog is functioning at maximum health and protected from disease and irritation, it’s imperative that you give them an appropriate flea and tick medication regularly. 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 ride around on other animals, from deer to rodents, and can come across your pet anytime they are outside your home. When one of these pests get onto your dog, especially with a flea, they can quickly begin reproducing inside your home as well, and spreading between pets and people. It is clear why a preventative medication is necessary. If your dog has already acquired fleas or a tick, it is important that you give them a bath using a shampoo specially formulated to kill the fleas and ticks on contact. Preventative medicine can then be given, once the original and easily seen culprit is out of the way. Even if your dog hasn’t had a run in with any of these pests, you should be giving them some type of monthly preventative. There is a diverse array of medications for fleas and ticks, and you can easily find one that suits your pet. Some dogs struggle to take oral medications, and in that case, topical preventatives are a great solution. Flea and tick treatments are sold to suit the weight of your pet, so make sure you are buying the right dosage.
How I Achieved Maximum Success with Dogs
If it appears that your yard has a lot of environmental hazards, or your house has already been infiltrated, there are options. There are a lot of medication creators that also make yard sprays and furniture or carpet sprays. Yard sprays help repel pests from your lawn for a certain period of time, and indoor sprays generally kill the fleas that have found their way inside. This is especially effective if you have multiple pets who have already acquired some fleas, and you want to nip the infestation in the bud from the get go.
How I Achieved Maximum Success with Dogs
Getting your household up to speed on how to best care for the flea and tick problems that may arise is one of the most necessary parts of pet ownership. By using a monthly medication, and some sprays and shampoos, you can be certain you’re doing all you can to keep you pet safe and healthy.