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What I can do to protect my pet from fleas and ticks

To protect your pet from ticks and fleas, consider the following:

  1. Use preventive products: Administer flea and tick prevention treatments recommended. Options include topical treatments, shampoos and tinctures designed to repel or kill parasites.

  2. Regular grooming: Brush your pet regularly to check for signs of ticks or fleas. Pay close attention to areas such as the ears, neck, and underbelly, where parasites often hide.

  3. Keep your garden tidy: Keep your lawn mowed and remove any debris or overgrown vegetation where ticks and fleas may thrive. Consider using pet-safe insecticides or natural repellents in outdoor areas.

  4. Limit outdoor exposure: Minimize your pet’s exposure to areas where ticks and fleas are prevalent, such as wooded areas, tall grass, and marshy areas. Walk your pet on designated paths and avoid areas with high tick populations.

  5. Check for ticks after outdoor activities: After outdoor adventures, thoroughly inspect your pet for ticks and promptly remove any parasites using tweezers or a tick removal tool. Be sure to check yourself and family members for ticks as well.

  6. Wash bedding and toys: Regularly wash your pet’s bedding, toys, and other belongings to eliminate any flea eggs or larvae. Use hot water and detergent to kill parasites and prevent reinfestation.

By implementing these preventive measures, you can help protect your pet from the discomfort and health risks associated with ticks and fleas.