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.

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Ticks on dogs can cause serious health problems which pet owners need to be aware about

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

Seresto Collar

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.

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Seresto collars are highly recommended by vets for your dogs and your cats

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
  • Rosemary
  • Rue
  • Wormwood
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Citronella
  • Eucalyptus

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

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.

Thank You for reading Ticks On Dogs Pet Supplies,

Jeff


Jeff

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6 Comments

Thabo · April 1, 2019 at 10:55 pm

Hello Jeff,
As the summer months approach, fleas, mosquitoes and ticks pose a significant danger or problems to dogs. One wants to protect his or her dog and might rush for the nearest flea powder.
Just read the labels. You’re always advised not to breathe the powder and to wash your hands after application. There’s also the warning, “If swallowed by humans, IMMEDIATELY call a physician, poison control center, or hospital emergency room.” That should be enough to stop you from using flea powders on your dogs and cats. The sprays for ticks are not much better in terms of safety. I think your post offers alternative and safer ways for dog lovers to protect their pets. Great article that every pet owner should read.

    Jeff · April 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Thank You Thabo

    I thank you for visiting my website and reading my article,
    I highly recommend pet owners trying natural approaches before
    products with chemicals. There is a high rate of pets with cancer,
    and I believe it is the chemicals in the pet products we are using
    on our pets.

    Jeff

dena briley · April 2, 2019 at 2:58 am

This is great information about ticks and I love the interactive map. We are constantly checking our dogs for ticks as we seem to have them where we live, I blame it on all the trees but not really sure if that is the reason. I know we normally end up with a few on the dogs and us too.

    Jeff · April 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Thank You Dena

    I appreciate you reading my articles and visiting my website often sharing
    your own experiences with my other readers and myself, I know in my state
    of Pennsylvania they are claiming our mild winters are causing an increase
    of fleas and ticks than ever before. I have heard from people who live in
    my small country town of losing their pets to Lymes disease from ticks,
    so you really should protect your pet and especially if you live in a high
    flea and tick area.
    Jeff

Timotheus · April 2, 2019 at 3:29 am

Urgh! Ticks! I remember how much problems they gave me when I had fur friends. They never seem to go away.

I am glad to see there are solutions you recommend. And especially like the natural solutions. I love natural products. And even planting some herbs around the house sound like a good idea to keep away not only ticks but other insects that may cause health problems.

This will well prepare me when I eventually have time to have a new fur friend.

Thank you so much for sharing this, Jeff!

    Jeff · April 10, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Thank You Timotheus

    I encourage you to add a dog or cat to your life, you will find the benefits
    are amazing in increasing the quality of your life. I am big on natural before
    products with chemicals, and for gardeners adding the herbs in my article is
    a great way to add to your love for gardening with these plants in your gardens.

    Jeff

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