Fleas & Ticks for Dogs
Managing Fleas & Ticks for Dogs
Fleas and ticks are two of the most common external parasites that can affect dogs. While they may not seem like a big deal, these pests can cause a variety of problems for your pet, including skin irritation, tick paralysis, and even death. Here are a few tips to help you keep your dog free from fleas and ticks:
• Regularly check your dog for fleas and ticks. Fleas can live on dogs for up to two weeks and can lay up to 100 eggs per day. Ticks can also attach to your dog and lay eggs, which will hatch into larvae that will crawl under the skin and feed on your dog’s blood.
• Treat your dog regularly for fleas and ticks if they are found. There are a variety of topical treatments available that you can apply to your dog’s skin. Some over-the-counter products also contain an insecticide that will kill the fleas and ticks on contact.
• Keep your yard
and home free of grass and weed seeds, which can serve as a hiding place for fleas and ticks.
• Keep your dog vaccinated against distemper and rabies. These vaccines will help protect your dog against diseases that can be passed along through the bites of infected fleas and ticks.
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