Tips For Preventing Fleas And Ticks In Dogs This Summer

by | Jun 23 2023

With the summer season upon us, it is imperative to safeguard our beloved furry companions from the relentless onslaught of fleas and ticks. These minuscule pests not only irritate our dogs but also pose significant health hazards. However, fret not! We are here to provide you with comprehensive and practical suggestions for preventing fleas and ticks in dogs!

By implementing the following strategies, you can create a protective shield around your dog, ensuring their summer season remains enjoyable, itch-free, and safeguarded against the potential health risks posed by fleas and ticks.

 

Understanding the risks of fleas and ticks in dogs

 

Before we delve into effective preventive measures for fleas and ticks in dogs during the summer, let’s first comprehend the critical reasons behind the significance of this preventive approach.

These seemingly insignificant pests can wreak havoc on your pet, as they are capable of transmitting various diseases that can have serious health implications. Diseases like Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and many others can be transmitted through the bites of fleas and ticks. The mere thought of these potential health risks is enough to make anyone say “Yikes!”

So, let’s explore detailed strategies for flea and tick prevention, enabling you to safeguard your dog’s health and happiness throughout the summer season.

 

 

Tips for preventing fleas and ticks in dogs

 

 

Regular grooming and inspection

 

When it comes to keeping fleas and ticks at bay, regular grooming is your secret weapon. Give your pup some love with a good brushing using a flea comb or a grooming tool made for the job. This helps to catch any unwanted hitchhikers and allows you to spot any potential issues. Don’t forget to check those ears, armpits, and other sneaky spots where fleas and ticks like to hide. If you do find any, grab some tweezers and carefully remove them or, better yet, consult your veterinarian for guidance.

Maintaining a clean environment

 

A clean living environment is another crucial aspect of flea and tick prevention. Keep your home tidy by regularly cleaning and vacuuming. Pay extra attention to the areas where your dog likes to hang out. Oh, and make sure to wash your dog’s bedding often too. If you want to go the extra mile, consider using flea and tick-repellent sprays or powders to keep those unwanted guests away. Plus, don’t forget about your outdoor spaces! Create a tick-safe garden by keeping the grass trimmed and removing any tall weeds or brush where ticks like to hide.

 

Avoiding high-risk areas

 

Knowing where fleas and ticks like to hang out can help you protect your pooch. Avoid high-risk areas during walks and outdoor activities. Tall grass, wooded areas, and places infested with critters are a big no-no. Stick to open spaces and well-maintained trails whenever possible. If you do find yourself in a park or wooded area, take precautions like using flea and tick prevention products recommended by your vet.

 

Checking for signs of infestation

 

Keep an eye out for any signs of flea or tick infestation in your pet. Excessive scratching, red and irritated skin, and hair loss are some common indicators. If you suspect your dog has unwanted visitors, don’t panic! Reach out to your veterinarian for proper treatment options. Remember, regular vet check-ups and vaccinations are essential for keeping your dog healthy and protected.

 

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VETIQ Flea Guard Tablets

 

Flea Guard Tablets from VETIQ offer a natural, safe, and effective way to keep fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes away from your pets. Formulated with natural ingredients like B vitamins and garlic, these tablets not only repel pests but also promote a shiny coat and help reduce unpleasant pet odours.

 

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Healthy Treats Flea Guard

 

Our Healthy Treats Flea Guard offers a delightful way to incorporate flea prevention into your pet’s routine. These scrumptious treats are packed with B vitamins, Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, and essential vitamins to support skin health, all while being free from artificial substances or toxic chemicals.

 

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VETIQ Flea Guard Granules

 

For a convenient alternative, our Flea Guard Granules can be easily mixed into your pet’s food. Composed of 100% natural ingredients, these granules are designed to deter pests without the use of artificial additives. They also contribute to healthier skin and coat, while eliminating bad smells.

 

 

Preventing fleas and ticks in dogs is easier with VETIQ’s Flea Guard Repellant

 

By emphasising the importance of preventing tick and flea infestation, we prioritise the overall well-being and happiness of our beloved furry pals.

Preventive measures serve as a vital shield, mitigating the risk of disease transmission and ensuring our dogs can lead healthy and vibrant lives. It is through proactive prevention that we can provide our four-legged friends with the highest level of care and protection – and here at VETIQ, we’ve developed a preventative product to help pet parents do just that.

Available in both powder and tablet form, our Flea Guard Flea & Tick Repellant contains a unique blend of natural ingredients that repel fleas and ticks without lasting chemicals or adverse reactions. This safe and effective deterrent is made with B vitamins, yeast, zinc, and garlic to make your pet’s blood unappealing to pests. It also reduces odours and keeps the coat glossy and the skin healthy.

So, say goodbye to fleas and ticks and enjoy a long and fun summer with your furry bestie by your side, and for more helpful pet-related advice, be sure to check out our blog!

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