Prevention of Flea and Tick Infestations


If there is something we do not want everyone who lives with dogs is that our furry friends end up having fleas and / or ticks on their body. They cause a lot of discomfort, and also can transmit diseases, like Lyme's.

Fortunately, today we have many antiparasitic products that will keep them away. But which ones are there? Keep reading to know how to prevent fleas and ticks.

Antiparasitic to prevent fleas and ticks

In animal stores and veterinary clinics we can find 4 types of antiparasitic: pipettes, collars, sprays and pills.

They are applied once a month, at the back of the neck (at the junction between the head and the back) and at the base of the tail. If it is a large dog, it is also taken one or two drops right in the middle of the back, so that the product protects as quickly as possible your entire body.

It is especially recommended if our friend spends time in the garden, or if we take him for long walks in the countryside.

Antiparasitic collars should be placed around the neck, and they are effective for 1 to 8 months, depending on the brand. They are very useful when we do not want to pipette the dog, but we want it to be very well protected against external parasites.

Sprays have the advantage that they can be applied whenever necessary, and are quite economical. To apply it, head must be protected to prevent the product from coming into contact with the ears, nose, mouth and eyes.

They are used when the dog has an important flea plague. To avoid taking unnecessary risks, It is important that the veterinarian recommend the most appropriate for our friend

Other ways to prevent fleas and ticks

In addition to what we have seen so far, there are other things you can do to prevent these parasites, and they are:

  • Wash your dog once a month with insecticidal shampoo.
  • Keep your bed clean, washing it once a week.
  • Brush it daily.
  • Spray the coat with citronella spray. You will avoid fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.

With these tips you will see how your dog will not have to scratch anymore.

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eye! The humid climate allows them to spread rapidly.

Fleas are a nuisance to pets and their owner, but they are also a source of disease.

They are external parasites that feed on blood and reproduce easily. For this reason the fur of cats and dogs becomes the perfect place for them.

Many pets are allergic to adult flea saliva that is injected into the skin when it bites. If your pet is allergic, you will probably notice itching, sores or ulcers in its hindquarters, tail of the tail, thighs and lower abdomen. In cats, itching could be seen around the neck.

In addition, the humid climate allows them to spread rapidly, turning parks, plants and contact between animals into forms of contagion.

But this is not cause for alarm or a reason to change the routine you already have established with your pet, because you can avoid these animals if you follow a few simple procedures that will keep them away.

In the market there is a wide variety of products that help prevent fleas. These are oils and liquids created based on pyrethrum (a plant that has components that affect the nervous system of all insects), which are applied to the back of the animal and, because they are naturally occurring, they are not toxic.

Both cats and dogs should be bathed every month and a half, so their fur is clean. In addition, dogs have another option, since most veterinary clinics have the service of flea baths that are made with medical products and special soaps, which are not recommended in cats because they have more sensitive skin.

In important to carry out fumigation days every two months in the area where the animal lives, this way the massive reproduction of this insect is prevented. The anti-flea insecticides that are on the market completely eliminate these annoying insects and their larvae.

House cleaning

To prevent a flea pest, it is advisable to vacuum preferably daily. Throw away the bag of the vacuum cleaner, wash the pet's bed with hot water, and keep the grass low.