Is your dog a home for unwanted tick and flea guests?

It can be disheartening to fight an ongoing battle to keep your pet free of a tick and flea issues. As frustrating for them as it is for you, nobody wants to deal with intruders of the creepy crawly kind month after month! Creating an environment that’s free of ticks and fleas, and ensuring your pet remains tick and flea-free, is crucial to establishing a happy, healthy home for both human and animal inhabitants alike.

If you’re constantly dealing with tick and flea problems, here are some tools to help you win the battle once and for all.

Strengthen the resistance of your backyard to a tick and flea infestations

By simply keeping your grass mowed and your garden trimmed, you’re able to discourage ticks and fleas from moving in, settling down and establishing a permanent address. Since wild animals also have a tendency to bring these unwanted guests along with them, discouraging the local wildlife from finding your backyard too palatable is also an easy way to reduce the risk of pet infestation. By bringing food bowls inside and leaving space between shrubs and your home, you can discourage both wild animals and small, problem-creating ticks and fleas from finding your home to be an easy and welcome environment.

Use tick and flea treatment

A reliable flea and tick treatment used regularly is one of the most effective ways to remove the risk of pet infestation. By making sure you’re using appropriate treatment, you can provide your much-loved pet with the best line of defence, ensuring that they’re the only animal you’re letting inside your home!

There are plenty of options on the market when it comes to fleas and ticks treatment, so take a moment to consider elements such as where you live, what kind of pests are problematic in that climate, your worming schedule and how your pet can receive the treatment before making your decision. It’s also wise to consult with your vet, who’ll know the area and your pet well and can give you tailor-made advice across the best product fit. 

Brush your pet regularly

If your pet’s just enjoyed a run at the local dog park, or has returned home from a neighbourhood roam, take a moment to run a flea comb or brush through their coat before they come inside. This is an easy way to immediately reduce the number of pests that could be hitching a ride home in their coats. If you have a long-haired pet, this is particularly important, as their coat provides more spaces for pests to hide. As a bonus, this is a lovely way to spend some quality time with your pet, giving them a pamper at the same time!

Getting rid of ticks and fleas can be as simple as creating and maintaining a healthy routine, built on the backbone of effective treatment. With our wide range of tick and flea treatments, we’ll be able to provide you with just the right fit for you and your four-legged friend.