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While the summer months are certainly the prime time to get out and explore with your dog, it’s also the height of flea and tick season. During the warmer months, it’s recommended that you take precautions to protect your best friend from those creepy crawlies.
Tips on How You Can Protect Your Pet
1. Apply a Flea and Tick Spray monthly to grasses, shrubs, and plants – wait until the spray dries completely before letting your pet walk through the grass though!
2. Remove Brush & Keep Grass Short – Long grass and brush create a perfect habitat for many types of insects, including fleas and ticks. Try keeping your grass short this season to deter insects from taking up shop in your yard.
3. Regularly inspect your animals – even if they’re taking a flea and tick preventative! On dogs specifically, make sure you’re checking their feet (in-between their toes), under their legs, on their lips, and in and around their ears.
4. Read the label – Never, ever apply flea or tick medication made for cats to dogs unless the label clearly states it’s made for both.
5. If you do find a tick, remove it ASAP – but be careful. It’s important that you learn the proper way to remove a tick. Invest in a pair of fine tweezers or a tick removal kit. If you’re unable to do so, call your vet.
To help combat fleas and ticks this summer, check out these products below.
1. Chewy, K9 Advantix II Flea & Tick Spot Treatment for Dogs,
This vet-recommended treatment repels and kills fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes within 12 hours and kills pests on contact. This deal is part of Chewy’s yearly Blue-Box Sale (June 21-24, 2022) for 30% flea & tick products.
2. PetSmart, SENTRY® HOME Flea & Tick Yard & Premise Spray Concentrate,
Sentry Home Flea & Tick Yard Spray works to kill fleas, ticks, and other pests on contact and lasts for 6 weeks!
3. Petco, Tickless Classic Pet Black Chemical-Free Tick & Flea Repellent for Dogs, $39.99
Protect your furry friend with this ultrasonic flea and tick repellent. This preventative solution is 94% effective against ticks without using any chemicals!
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Hayleigh Butcher is a Content Writer & Brand Strategist for Blender Networks. When she’s not managing blogs for FitMinutes, The-E-Tailer, Cartageous, InStyleRooms, NurturedPaws & Shoelistic, she’s finding a new trail to hike with her dog, Gemma or finding the best new spot in her hometown of Bedford, Nova Scotia for an iced coffee!