Limit your dog’s play with other dogs suspected of having ticks
Dog ticks are very contagious because they have 6 to 8 legs and crawl quite quickly. Just a dog playing, playing with other people, rubbing against each other will inadvertently create an opportunity to spread dog ticks.
Although this method sounds quite easy, it is very difficult to do because you can not control the times your dog plays and especially it is difficult for you to know if other dogs have tick disease or not. If you don’t have a disease, but you forbid it, your dog will be very sad when there are no friends to play with.
Do not let your dog roam in dense places
You should know that the life cycle of dog ticks is like a lancet. Female ticks will lay eggs on dense tall grass, when the eggs hatch into tick larvae, they will cling to the blades of grass and wait for the host to pass to attach to the parasite and suck blood.
Therefore, when taking your pets for a walk, you should absolutely limit, do not let them go into dense and high grassy places to prevent tick larvae from attaching to their bodies. Regularly mow the lawn, clear out your garden, and plant plants with scents that ticks hate, like mint in your yard.
Bathing the dog with cilantro leaves
Sweet potato is viscous, so it is also very effective against jumping bugs. You just need to boil vegetable leaves with a little water, let it cool and bathe the dog, keep this bath water on the dog’s body for about 3-4 hours. Jumping bugs when encountering slime will no longer be able to cling to the dog’s body.
Then you bathe the dog again to wash away the slime and jumping bugs. This method is rarely applied because it is only effective for jumping bugs and takes a lot of your time and effort, so when you have run out of ways, use this method.
You can make your own flea collar without having to spray or rub the collar in a flea-fighting mixture. You can buy or make a simple collar, then dilute a few drops of lavender or cedar oil in water and apply it directly to your dog’s collar.
Perhaps few people will know that vodka can effectively treat dog fleas. Buy or make a simple necklace, then soak it in a teaspoon of unflavored vodka and let it dry. You can also add a few drops of essential oils to the wine to make the necklace more fragrant. But you can also leave the alcohol empty as some dogs won’t like the scent of essential oils.
Making essential oils to treat dog ticks
This is an oral folk remedy for dog ticks, but it is quite effective that you should apply. First of all you need fresh citrus peels and some water. You put everything in a small pot and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes so that the essential oils in the citrus peel are all out.
Then let it cool and put it in a spray bottle. Just spray 2-3 times a day to treat ticks. This method takes a long time to treat (from 1 to 2 months), but it gives very good results and the essential oil will make your pet always feel comfortable. Let’s try it!
This method is very effective, saves time but is quite expensive because each injection to kill dog ticks is quite expensive from 200.000 VND to 300.000 VND. You just need to give your dog regular vaccinations every 6 months to prevent and treat the disease. Of course, some dogs don’t like injections, so you can ask your vet to sell you a spray bottle.
Each bottle of medicine costs from 100.000 VND to 200.000 VND depending on the effectiveness. While the medicine is stored on the fur and skin, you should not let your dog lick the medicine because in some medicine bottles there may be some ingredients that affect the health of your dog.
Catch ticks every day
This is also the most traditional way. You just need to spend a little time each day to catch and kill those pesky ticks and save a lot of money.
However, not all dogs agree with this approach, between the paws and ears is a place where many ticks gather, but many dogs are very sensitive and do not want you to touch these positions, if you try to force ticks at In these places, your dog may scare or bite you. This method also does not work much for some people who are afraid of dog ticks and those who are busy with school and work.
If you bought a flea comb at the pet store, you should use it without buying any other items. The flea comb does not contain any chemicals but is specially designed to remove fleas and their eggs from the dog’s coat.
If your dog is infected with fleas, a flea comb will be your great assistant in the fight against fleas. A flea comb can remove fleas from your dog’s coat. Brush your dog from head to toe. Make sure to brush down to the dog’s skin. If you only brush the outer coat without touching the skin, some fleas may still be left after brushing. Put the comb in a bucket of warm soapy water every time you catch a flea. Soap water can kill fleas quickly.
Treat your dog’s ticks by keeping the dog’s place clean
Dog ticks or the germs of ticks, fleas are a disease that will be abundant in places where dogs often lie, such as in a dog’s nest. Dog ticks often hide in dog places and places where dogs often lie, it can live there. If your dog is suffering from ticks or fleas, it is best not to put them on the sofa or into your home regularly.
Keeping clean prevents dog ticks from having the best environment to breed and breed. An indirect but quite effective way to treat dog ticks. Never miss this detail. Always clean and dry items that dogs use such as carpets, mattresses, and their nests with a dryer. With high temperature to avoid causing low humidity, mites do not have the conditions to multiply.
Bathe your dog often
Bathing is the most traditional measure to prevent dog ticks, this measure also helps your dog stay clean and smelling good. However, some of you still do not know how to properly bathe your dog, you should know that if bathing is not correct, the rate of disease is still the same. So you should: Bathe in sequence from head, body, feet. Since the head is a sensitive area, a dog’s ear is very likely to be a breeding site for female ticks because the dog cannot scratch deep inside. If you bathe the body first, when it encounters water, the dog ticks will quickly move to the head, so it is not effective.
- Bathe your dog with a dog shampoo. Dog skin and human skin are completely different. Make sure you don’t want your dog to have allergies or skin diseases when using shower gels that are not suitable for your dog’s body.
- Only shower 3-4 times in a week
- If it’s cold, don’t bathe your dog if you don’t want the dog to get sick.
- After bathing, you should dry the body and ears to avoid cold and water in the ears that make your dog uncomfortable.
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