Warm summer weather means more than flip-flops and relaxing in the sun. It means those annoying fleas and ticks are back- and worse than ever! Fleas can cause your pet to be uncomfortable and itchy, but they can also cause much more serious health problems. On the other hand, ticks can transmit Lyme’s Disease, which can also be transmitted to us humans! We have a lot of SAFE options to help you get rid of fleas and ticks or prevent the problem all together.
Here are some tips in preventing your pet from getting these little parasites.
1.) Find NATURAL flea and tick control at Hungry Hound. Why Natural? Other flea and tick control products contain chemicals and toxins (specifically permethrins) that are dangerous for your pet and can cause issues such as skin irritation, seizures, neurological problems, and even death. These products are likely to be carcinogenic (cancer causing) to humans and extremely dangerous around small children. Does this seem like something you would want for your furry family member? At Hungry Hound, our products contain natural active ingredients such as peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil, and thyme oil that are a natural repellant and kill those pests. They even smell great!
2.) Fleas and ticks absolutely love long grass and shady outdoor spots. Try keeping them away by mowing regularly and removing tall weeds. At Hungry Hound, we carry a spray that kills pre-existing fleas and ticks and also prevents them from inhabiting your lawn. Simply hook it up to your hose and spray your yard. Easy!
3.) If you find a flea on one pet, make sure to treat ALL of your pets. Just to be on the safe side.
4.) Finally, these parasites are drawn to dogs with low immune systems. They tend to stay away if you are feeding your dog a biologically appropriate diet and keeping them in tip-top shape.
Be sure to check your dog every day to make sure the fleas and ticks are staying away!