For a minute there are just one or two and in no time, you have a full-blown infestation on your hands. Ticks and fleas are icky, annoying and reduce your pet an itchy, scratchy creature. Tick and Flea control is an important part of a regular grooming routine.
Keeping ticks and fleas at bay requires consistent effort on your part and luckily, there are plenty of dog anti-tick products to help you out. The HUFT Anti-Tick and Flea Repellent are great to use every time your pet goes out. Spraying it on your pet’s coat (especially on the legs and underbelly) will dissuade these pests from climbing on to your pet. It is made with essential oils to repel ticks and fleas for a few hours at a time.
Diatomaceous earth (food grade) is a natural anti-tick powder is another useful, natural product. Sprinkling it on your bedding (if your dog sleeps there), on your dog’s bedding or on your dog will dehydrate and kill ticks, fleas and their eggs. There are also spot-on applicators that are extremely effective but should only be used on the recommendation of a vet.
Regular grooming at home or in a dog spa can kill the ticks or fleas that are on your dog. However, remember to clean your home or the environment where your pet spends a lot of his or her time. Both ticks and fleas tend to lay eggs in the environment that can hatch and re-infest your pet’s coat.
Our dog spas offer a special anti-tick and flea bath throughout the year. If you think your pet has picked up one or two, it’s a very good idea to book an appointment right away, before the infestation begins. These parasites can transmit some truly deadly diseases like tick fever and should be dealt with as soon as possible.