How to Prevent Your Dog and Cat from Getting Ticks This Summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pets, but it’s also the time of year when ticks are most active. Ticks can carry diseases that can be harmful to both pets and humans, so it’s important to take steps to prevent them from biting your pets. In this blog, we’ll go over some tips on how to prevent your dog and cat from getting ticks this summer.

Tips to Prevent Ticks

  • Use Tick Preventatives: There are a variety of options available, including collars, spot-on treatments. These products can help repel ticks and kill them before they have a chance to bite.
  • Keep Your Garden Tidy: Ticks thrive in tall grass and weeds, so it’s important to keep your lawn mowed and free of debris. This will make your yard less attractive to ticks and will reduce the chances of your pets picking them up.
  • Check Your Pets for Ticks: After your pets have been outside, be sure to check them for ticks. Look for small, brown or black insects on their skin, and pay special attention to their ears, neck, and paws. If you find a tick, use tweezers to remove it carefully.
  • Wash Your Pets’ Bedding: Ticks can hide in your pets’ bedding and blankets, so it’s important to wash these items regularly. Use hot water and high heat in the dryer to kill any ticks that may be present.

Final Thoughts...

By following these tips, you can help prevent your dog and cat from getting ticks this summer. Remember if you have a tick infestation locally to talk to your vet about the best tick preventatives for your pets, and be sure to check them regularly for ticks. With a little bit of effort, you can keep your pets safe and healthy all summer long.

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