Having a pet in your family involves more than just loving it, feeding it, and playing with it. You need to keep up with all of its medical needs so not only is the pet protected, but so you and the rest of your family are protected as well. Sure, this means yearly exams by the vet and a trip to the emergency vet clinic whenever an urgent matter arises. However, it also means keeping the little pests, such as fleas and ticks off of your pet. Here are some ways in which you can gain control of this type of pest problem.
Spray the Yard
Fleas and ticks can be found all over your yard, even if your pet does not go out there a lot. Even one trip outside can create a massive flea infestation in your home. This can be painful for your pet, as well as for everyone else in the house because fleas bite people as well. You can also carry the fleas out of your home on your clothes. This means that they can end up in your car. You could accidentally carry them to work and people might catch sight of one jumping off of you, which would be a total embarrassment. To help cut down on the odds of any of that happening, you will want to contact a company such as Joshua’s Pest Control in order to have your yard sprayed for fleas and ticks.
Apply Treatment to Your Pets
You can buy flea and tick treatment online, through your trusted vet, or at the local pet store. It is important to make sure that you are sticking with a quality brand of flea and tick treatment that you can trust. This way, you will know that it is working and that you will not have to worry so much about your pet having an adverse reaction to the treatment. The treatment that you apply should kill and repel fleas and ticks. The fleas and ticks that do get on your pet, will perish once they bite. This prevents them from continuing to harm your pet, harm you and your family, or reproduce to make more little pests that will irritate and hurt everyone. Just make sure that you are applying more of the treatment every so many weeks or months, as stated in the directions that you receive with your purchase.
Keep Your Pet Well-Groomed
In order to spot any ticks that may have found a way to beat the odds and attach to your pet anyways, you will need to keep up with regular grooming. Not only will frequent bathing and brushing allow you to spot such pests, but the grooming can be relaxing for your pet. It will surely enjoy all of the attention it is getting and you will find that your pet’s coat of fur will look so much better. You will not have to worry as much about the kids playing with your pet because it will not be dirty.
You might also want to talk with your vet to see if there is anything else you can do in order to protect your pet, your family, and your home from dangerous and annoying pests such as fleas and ticks. After all, ticks can be deadly should they carry a disease that is transferred to you and your family when they bite into you. Being proactive to prevent such occurrences from happening may be the best thing that you can do.
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