How to Keep The Pests of Your Pets
As the weather starts to warm up, naturally, that means you and your pets will likely be spending more time outdoors. However, more time outdoors can spell trouble for pets. This time of the year, fleas and mosquitoes are at an all-time high, and they are looking for easy targets—your pets. Here are some easy ways to protect your pets from summer pests.
Invest in quality tick collars for your pets and keep your lawn maintenance throughout the season. A poorly maintained yard is a breeding ground for ticks.
It is also important to to inspect your pets thoroughly and regularly. If you spot a tick on your pet, use a pair of tweezers and slowly pull the tick off of your pet. To avoid breaking the mouthpart off of the tick, be sure to grab just behind the mouthpart with your tweezers and pull slowly.
The best way to keeps fleas off of your pets during the summer is a good flea treatment. There are plenty of at-home options: sprays, washes and ointments, but to save time, consider taking your pets to the groomers regularly. A good groomer can easily nip your pets flea problem in the bud before it becomes more serious.
Mosquitoes can not only annoy your pets, but can be incredibly dangerous as well. Infected mosquito can transmit heartworms to your pets, a condition that can cause major internal damage, and even result in the death of your furry friend. It’s important to make sure your pets receive their monthly heartworm medication.
There are plenty of traditional over-the-counter mosquito solutions for your pets, and several homeopathic solutions as well. If you have any questions, you can reach out to your vet for more guidance about the best approach for your pets.