How to Prevent Ticks in Dogs – Don’t let your Pekingese Become Infested

 


How to Prevent Ticks in Dogs – Don’t let your Pekingese Become Infested

Tick and fleas all over the place? Ever wonder how to prevent ticks in dogs? True, fleas can be downright annoying and disgusting. Chances are if you find a tick on your dog you can also find one on yourself as well. A tick can be a carrier of lots of diseases for both you and your dog. You better find a way to get rid of them for good.

So what is a dog tick? A tick belongs to the order of mites which makes them different from insects. Their home is outdoors and when they get hungry, they will turn on their heat sensors and find a warm-blooded animal nearby which they can grab unto. They would wander on your pekingese’s body until it would find its comfortable spot such as the ears and belly. They would then bite unto the skin and suck away the blood of your beloved pekingese.

Though blood loss via ticks isn’t dangerous in general, what is very risky and dangerous here are the diseases that the tick may carry. They are famous carriers of Lyme’s disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

If you happen to find a tick or flea on your pekingese, remove it immediately. It is ideal that you will use tweezers in doing it or a tick removal apparatus. A tick won’t let go of your dog unless it is done feeding. Carefully pull the tick out without leaving its head behind. Grab the tick as close to the head as possible and slowly pull it out.

How to Prevent Ticks in Dogs

The best way to prevent ticks is to avoid low-lying shrubbery or high grass. Yard sprays can decrease the number of ticks in the yard, but the only way to completely control them is by also cutting back shrubs and grass. As far as inside your house; ticks can only reproduce outside, and they die quickly if they don’t attach. However, they can move from a dog to a human or furniture. This means you don’t need to worry about treating the house, but be aware that they can definitely be shared between dogs and other family members. The best you can do for ticks that are not attached yet is to bathe the dog. This doesn’t get rid of all of them, but it makes them easier to see and wash off.

Source: Cesar’s Way, http://www.cesarsway.com/askthevet/commonhealthadvice/dealing-with-ticks by Dr. Sherry Weaver

Tick Prevention Tips:

  • Stay away from infested areas. Ticks live in vegetative and wooded areas. They have heat sensors that could easily detect your dog’s body heat. Once in your dog’s fur, it would then feed in order to fertilie it’s eggs.
  • Tick Collars. This can be a proxy to the topical medications and it should be changed every 3-4 months.
  • Topical tick and flea medications. Make use of quality and reputable brand for your dog. Most products lasts between 30-90 days.
  • Tick Spray. Tick sprays are only used when needed. This is effective when you go travel in an infested place. Don’t worry, most tick sprays are made from organic products so your pekingese won’t be exposed to harmful pesticides.
  • Daily bathing and shampooing. There are lots of tick and flea shampoos available in the grocery store, go get one and do a daily bathing routine with your dog.

There you have it, the basic tips on how to prevent ticks in dogs. Ticks and fleas are such a nuisance to both you and your dog, aside from the diseases it can also make your dog feel uncomfortable due to unending scratching. They might even hurt themselves in the process, thus being a responsible owner you should help your pet prevent the infestation of ticks in your home.

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