Having multiple pets can be hard enough, the last thing you need are ticks jumping around from pet to pet, creating an unhealthy environment in your home. Fortunately for you, this guide will help you find new ways to keep ticks at bay if you have a few pets that you take care of. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start kicking those pesky ticks out of your home!
Have Multiple Pets? How to Keep the Ticks at Bay
Bring Your Dogs Indoors One at a Time
One of the most helpful tips we can offer is to bring your dogs into your home at a time. This will help make checking ticks a whole lot easier and prevent the risk of ticks jumping from dog to dog. Also, this will help calm your dogs down enough to help check them easier.
Regularly Check for Ticks
No matter how long you go outside for, whether it be for a few minutes or a few hours, you should always check for ticks. If your pet has rough hair, make sure you do a thorough check and have an anti-tick device on hand that you can pick up for your local pet store. Also, don’t forget to treat your pet to a reward after checking them for pest! This will make the next tick check that much easier.
Invest in a Good-Quality Flea Collar
Although flea checks are usually fool-proof, you also want to invest in a good-quality flea collar for when walks and outdoor time. Fortunately, there are dozens of flea collar companies, such as Frontline, Seresto, and Hartz to pick up at your local pet store, but make sure you do plenty of research to determine which type is best for your pet. For example, check to see if your pet isn’t allergic to the ingredients in the flea collars before putting it on them.
Schedule Regular Vet Checkups
Even though you do regular tick checks and invest in flea collars, one of the best people to check to make sure your pet is tick free and isn’t infected from one of these pests is your local vet. It’s crucial that your pets are checked regularly by your vet because ticks can pass off deadly diseases and bacteria, even if you get the tick off.
Ticks are nasty pests that enjoy our pets nearly as much as we do. Make sure you do enough tick checks with your pets to avoid them becoming sick or worse. In worst case scenarios, remember that your pet is your best resource, not the internet. If needed, seek professional care such as that of Fowler Pest Control.