Ticks On Dogs
Many pet owners think their pet will never be affected by ticks since they are rarely outdoors other than to pee and poop, but that is not true. The first thing owners need to be aware of is even dogs and cats which spend the majority of their time indoors can be infested, so how do they affect your pet?
What To Look For?
These nasty parasites by the name of a tick attach themselves to your pet to feed on their blood, and what to look for is a red and irritated area on your dog or cat . There are health problems which can be caused you need to watch out for, so now let’s look at the health problems your pet can experience from being affected.
Ticks On Dogs Health Risks
These are the most common health issues caused by these parasites, I recommend you check out this map provided by the organization Pet Disease Alerts. You can click on your state and find out if your state is a high risk area, so I do suggest you check your area just to be aware of your dog or cats risks.
Tick Protection Chewy
- Dr. Mercola Herbal Repellent Collar
- Vets Best Tick & Flea Kit
- NexGard Chewable Tablets
- Dr Mercola Spot On Tick & Flea Protection
- Tick Protection For Pets
Seresto collars is the brand I am going to try for my two dogs which was recommended by my dog’s vet, and you might think the price is to expensive just like I did at first. My vet was kind enough to give me two Seresto collars to try on my pets to see how they work, and I did figure it out if I go with this pet product my cost actually is between $5.00 and $7.00 per month. This product lasts approximately 8 months.
Where You Can Purchase?
I personally will more likely purchase Seresto collars from either Chewy or Tractor Supply, and you will find all these stores average between $55.00 and $58.00 in price and last approximately 8 months. Cat owners will be happy to know you also can purchase this collar for your feline at these stores, and for you bargain shoppers here is the results from Google for this product as well.
Want To Go Natural?
I am a big believer in natural products whenever you can use them instead of the products on the market with chemicals, so what I do is I try natural recipes before I purchase store-bought products.
- Penny Royal
The website Commonsense Home recommends planting these herbs for a natural method to keep your yard safer for your pets, I have been planning to plant an herb garden and I have added these herbs on my list of possible herbs to consider when I start my new garden.
Easy And Simple Recipe
Commonsense home also provided in their article a simple and easy recipe using essential oils to protect your dog, and here is this simple recipe anyone can use to protect their dog.
- 20 drops Rose Geranium
- Pennyroyal (Tick Weed) essential oil
- Two tablespoons almond oil
Mix these ingredients together and place a few drops on your dog or on his collar. Commonsense home recommends you never use this recipe on pregnant animals, and this is very important to remember for the safety of your pets and their babies.
Lavender Essential Oil Recipe
I have used lavender essential oil on my Rottweiler diluted with water which does repel fleas, ticks and insects naturally. I just add about 20 drops of lavender oil into a spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle up with water, I use a 12 ounce to 16 ounce spray bottle for this recipe.
Helpful Articles For Pet Owners
- Homemade Dog Food Recipes
- Vet Recommended Cat Food Brands
- Adopting A Pet Guide For Senior Citizens
- How To Keep Your Dog Healthy
What Is On My Mind Today?
Being a pet owner I know how precious your pets are to you, and my intention is to provide pet owners like you helpful information to help keep your pets healthy. I also write articles on specific dog breeds from time to time, and even though I am a dog owner I do provide articles for cat owners as well.
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