Summer is here, which means elevated levels of fleas and ticks. Keeping your dog safe from fleas and ticks is a top priority for you as a dog owner, even if your pup spends most of his days indoors. Even a short walk can lead to fleas jumping onto your dog, and then they make their home on his fur and start biting. Happy Go Healthy discusses flea and tick prevention for dogs in today’s blog.
Why Prevention Is Key
Prevention is the key to success when it comes to fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks spread disease and can cause swelling on your dog’s skin. Fleas can start biting humans, and ticks spread Lyme disease. Once fleas get into your home, they can live in carpeting, furniture, and bedding. They can bite you and your family at night. Once fleas take root, they’re hard to get rid of. Happy Go Healthy recommends taking steps to prevent fleas and ticks on your dog.
Inspect Your Dog
Take a look at your dog on a regular basis, especially after a walk in the woods or through a grassy area. Fleas and ticks can jump from grass and onto your dog’s skin. Examine your dog’s feet, between his toes, on lips, around the eyes, near and inside the ears, and under the tail. Try to find fleas or ticks where your dog’s coat is naturally thin, such as the belly, armpits, and insides of the hind legs. These hiding places are where you might find fleas scurrying around or ticks looking for a place to latch on. Happy Go Healthy can help your dog heal from flea bites if he suffers from an infestation.
Mow Your Grass
If you have a lawn, keep your grass mowed as short as possible during warm months. This gives ticks and fleas less of a chance to get on your dog when you take him for a walk. Avoid areas of tall grass when you can.
Remove Ticks Properly
If you find a tick latched onto your dog, remove it promptly with tweezers. If you don’t have tweezers, consult your veterinarian for how to remove a tick. Leaving any part of a tick behind can cause an infection or disease in your dog. Happy Go Healthy has a mess-free supplement that can help with fleas and ticks.
Happy Go Healthy’s Mess-Free Supplement
Happy Go Healthy contains EPA and DHA, two components of fish oil in our mess-free supplement. Fish oil may help reduce allergic reactions to fleas or ticks while enhancing your dog’s skin, coat, and mobility. Take a look at some testimonials from dog owners or contact us today at (513) 655-5445 for additional information.