Fleas and ticks are no less than monsters. Monsters that suck our dogs’ blood. Ticks and fleas are a curse for any dog. They keep on multiplying as they keep on laying eggs wherever possible. They cause excessive scratching on a dog’s body, leaving them irritated.
Ticks and fleas may even lead to various health diseases. Tick fever is one of the deadliest diseases that can be caused the presence of ticks and fleas on a dog’s body. It is such a severe disease that it may even lead to the death of a dog.
Getting rid of ticks and fleas can really be challenging for dog parents. But, the good news is that it is possible. Dog parents can easily get rid of ticks and fleas present on their dogs. There are various natural and vet-recommended remedies for removing ticks and fleas from a dog’s body. Following those home remedies may help pet parents in getting rid of them.
How to get rid of ticks and fleas present on your dog
1. Use tick collars
Yes, you read it right. You can get rid of ticks and fleas making your dog wear a tick collar. There are various tick collars available in the market. Tick collars prevent ticks from multiplying. The smell present in the tick collar prevents ticks from laying eggs on a dog’s body.
It is not compulsory to purchase a tick collar. Dog owners can simply make it at home as well. There are two ways of making tick collars at home. But the first thing required is a simple plain dog collar.
Levander or Cedar oil flea collar
It’s very simple to make a tick collar at home. Dog owners just need to dilute a few drops of lavender or cedar oil in water. After diluting, one can either dip the plain collar in the water or simply apply the water to the collar.
Vodka flea collar
Vodka is a very effective way of treating ticks and fleas in dogs. In order to make a vodka flea collar dog owners require some unflavoured vodka. Simply soak the plain collar in one teaspoon of unflavored vodka and let it dry completely. Once dried completely, it is ready to go around your dog’s neck. The smell of vodka may be unbearable. In this case, you can apply some essential oils in order to make it a scented collar.
2. Use tick soaps and shampoos
Making use of any tick soap or shampoo will help in getting rid of ticks and fleas present in your dog. All you need to keep in mind is that the soap or shampoo should be dog-friendly.
Ticks soaps and shampoos are available in various flavors and fragrances. They will keep the ticks and fleas away from your dog. Also, your dog will be left smelling great. Dog owners can easily replace their dog’s regular shampoo with tick soaps and shampoos.
3. Flea combs and tick powders
Dog owners can make use of flea combs and tick powders in order to get rid of ticks and fleas present on their dogs.
A flea comb helps in removing ticks and fleas from a dog coat simply brushing it. They do not have any special chemical components. It is just that flea combs are designed specially. Their main purpose is to remove ticks and fleas along with their eggs. A flea comb has fine bristles which help in removing ticks from dog hair.
On the other hand, tick powders can be directly applied to the dog’s coat. A tick powder is made using various components. Those components directly help in getting rid of fleas and ticks.
Dog owners can also sprinkle some tick powder on their dog bedding for more effective results.
Ticks are simply monsters for our furry friends. It is very important for dog owners to prevent their dogs from getting ticks. Unfortunately, if these monsters are already there on a dog’s body, they should be treated as soon as possible.
One main thing that dog owners should remember is to consult their vet. It is always better to consult a vet before taking any step for their fur ba. After all, he knows it all.
Your dog’s shedding problems will also be reduced if you get your dog rid of Ticks and Fleas.