HOW TO RID YOUR DOG OF TICKS
Ticks in dogs can usually be treated successfully with a course of medication and in most cases; it can be treated and prevented successfully at home. There are many of doing so and they work in different ways. Here are seven ideas for you to consider.
- Tick-proof your home– The first and foremost step would be making your home, back yard sand garden uncongenial to ticks. Nematodes are a kind of healthy organism which can easily be bought from medical stores and can be blended into the soil as they eat ticks.
- Ask your vet for oral medication to prevent tick bites –Oral medication is considered as the best way to eradicate ticks.
- Tick-proof your outdoor adventures together – When stepping out for a camping or hiking trip with your little one, make sure you research the area well and choose a clean area for roaming, walking or camping.
- Keep your dog away from livestock, wildlife and feral domestic animals and birds – The risk that your dog might get bitten reduces when it maintains distance from the possible carrier animals.
- Make your own non-irritating herbal tick collar – Home remedies are proven to be more beneficial than the artificial herbal packs available in the market. By using geranium rose essential oil or palo santo (holy wood) essential oil with equal parts of almond oil a herbal tick collar can be prepared. This soothes the affected area and provides relief to your four paws friend.
- Know the signs of a tick bite – The symptoms carry fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, swelling in the lymph gland, itchiness and red rashes all over the skin. If you notice any of these then take your dog to the veterinarian right away.
- Make Sure Your Dog Never Gets Ticks Again – Endeavor to keep your dog safe, redeemed, healthy and tick-free. This might look like an intimidating task! But you can accomplish it. Just pick out any of your favorite prevention and precaution method listed above and start using it.