With the emergence of spring, you are going to see a return of ticks as well. In the spring time, ticks like to come out of hiding and make their presence know. Ticks are not only annoying, they are also carries of numerous diseases, one of the most serious for your pet being Lyme disease. This is why you want to make sure that you are fighting to keep ticks off your pet this spring.
Get Your Dog Vaccinated
One of the first thing you need to do is make sure that your dog has had their initial vaccination for Lyme disease. Then you need to make sure that you have been staying on top of your dog's yearly boaster shot for Lyme disease. Lyme disease is one of the worst diseases that your pet can pick up from a tick bite, and you can prevent this horrible disease from impacting your pet by simply keeping up with your dog's Lyme vaccine schedule.
Invest in Some Professional Tick Treatment
There are all kinds of tick treatment that you can give your dog. Oftentimes, tick prevention treatment is combined with flea treatment, another common spring and summertime pest that you need to protect your dog from.
You can give your dog pills that they have to take on a schedule to protect them from ticks. You can put a solution on your dog's skin that protects them from ticks, or you can put a tick collar on your dog. Talk to your vet about the best tick prevention method for your dog.
Take Care of Your Yard
Next, one of the places where your dog is going to spend the most amount of time outside is in your own yard, so make sure that you are taking the right steps to prevent the presence of ticks in your yard.
Rake up any piles of old, wet leaves and get rid of them. If you have a compost pile, keep it covered up with a tarp. This will assist the compost process and help keep pests and insects away from your compost pile.
Keep your grass mowed, and weedwhack down any weeds or areas of more natural vegetation in your yard. Keep your trees and bushes trimmed. These steps will make your yard a less inviting place for ticks to hang out and thus will help protect your dog from ticks.
This spring, make sure that you are taking all the necessary steps to protect your dog from ticks and the diseases that they spread. Got your dog their Lyme disease boaster shot, invest in some professional tick prevention for your dog, and make sure that you take care of your yard and reduce the presence of ticks in your yard.Share
25 March 2018
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