With beautiful weather fast approaching, both people and pets will be itching to spend more time outdoors. It’s important to protect both yourself and your pets from insects such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. These insects can not only make your dogs uncomfortable but can be carriers for disease as well.
Treat Your Yard
If the weather is nice outside, your dog will likely want to spend as much time out in the yard as possible! Be sure to treat your yard to keep it free from mosquitoes and ticks. Choose a pet friendly mosquito control product to keep your furry friends from stepping in harmful chemicals and tracking them into your home.
Regular Flea and Tick Treatment
Hopefully, your dog is already on a regular flea and tick regimen. If not, it’s time to talk to your vet! It’s important that your pet is on these supplements year-round, not just during the summertime. Insect prevention typically comes in either a soft chew you can give your dog as a treat or a compound you can rub onto their upper back.
A flea collar is a great option if you would like a little extra protection for your pets, although these collars should not be the only form of insect control. The collars work by emitting a gas or medication that will kill the fleas either on contact or at the time of the bite. Even if you don’t have your dog wear this collar all the time, it can offer extra protection when hiking through a particularly grassy or wooded area.
Take the time to make sure your dogs are protected from fleas, ticks and mosquitoes this summer as well as year round. Not only will you be keeping them safe, but you will be lessening the chance that your pets bring insects into your home.