How to protect your dog from ticks: what to treat your pet with
It's getting warmer outside, and ticks are waking up along with the rest of the insects. They pose a great danger to dogs in particular, as they carry many dangerous infections and can cause diseases such as pyroplasmosis, borreliosis, canine ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and rickettsiosis. Treatment will cost a pretty penny and can permanently undermine your pet's health.
That's why OBOZREVATEL has collected several ways to protect your pet from small pests. They will help keep your four-legged friend healthy.
In any pet store, you can find a fairly large assortment of products that can be used to treat your dog so that it does not suffer from ticks, and at the same time fleas, mosquitoes, and other pests. These can be drops on the withers, tablets, sprays. And also cosmetics - shampoos and conditioners that contain repellents. In addition, you can buy a special protective collar for your pet. The price range of such products is quite large, and you can definitely choose something effective for your dog.
In addition to chemical repellents, ticks don't like odors such as tea tree oil or rosemary. Put a drop of the product on the collar, and the animal will receive additional protection. You can also spray your dog with a mixture of water and vinegar before a walk. Ticks don't like the vinegar smell either. Water infusions of garlic or chamomile can also serve as a protective spray.
What should I do if my dog is bitten by a tick?
If you notice such a pest on your pet, you need to remove it immediately. This can be done with special loops or tweezers, which are also sold in pet stores. The main trick is that the tick must be removed completely, including the head, as it is the source of infection. That is why you should not remove the pest with your bare hands. When you get rid of the tick, be sure to treat the bite with an antiseptic.
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