Finding Similarities Between Treatments and Life

Keeping Your Dog and Its Environment Flea and Tick Free Caring for your dog’s health is one of the most important jobs of a pet owner. Of course there is appropriate diet and being certain your dog gets regular walks, but what else? 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. Fleas and ticks are extremely small pests that live in nearly every outdoor environment. 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. Even if you have never seen a flea or a tick in your yard, they can quickly arrive via anything from birds to opossums. 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. Since these problems can occur within the blink of an eye, it’s important to be armed with the essentials ahead of time. Flea and tick shampoos exist to kill all the ticks, fleas, larvae, and eggs on your dog if you realize that they have been itching, or if you have seen one of these pests on their skin or fur. Once the bathing is complete, administer a preventative medication. Before you see a flea or at tick on your pup, administer preventative on the same day every month. There are a variety of types of flea and tick treatment, some of them are topical and put directly onto the back of the dog, and others are taken by mouth. Topical treatments tend to be easiest to give, especially for picky dogs. Just select the medication that is right for your dog’s weight, and you have peace of mind all month that your dog is protected from common pests.
Lessons Learned from Years with Pets
As a pet owner, you also have the opportunity to treat your pet’s environment for fleas and ticks. Many companies that sell flea and tick preventative also sell a variety of products for your house and yard. Yard sprays are typically sold in a large container and help kill and deter pests from your yard, while carpet sprays kill on contact 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.
Finding Parallels Between Treatments and Life
Whether you’re dealing with your first flea infestation, or you’re just concerned about fleas and ticks and how they can affect the health of your dog, it’s important to educate yourself on all the preventative measures you can take. Finding a functional regular medicine to repel fleas and ticks, and having sprays on hand to use in case of an infestation are the best ways to keep your pet well for years to come.