Dog Fleas and Ticks

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Posted by Schnoodle Mummy | Posted in Schnoodle Care, Schnoodle Grooming | Posted on 29-09-2011

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Fleas and Ticks on dogs

Fleas and Ticks on dogs

According to information about fleas on the Animal Healthcare Centre website within a month 10 reproducing female fleas can create a population of over 267,000 fleas.  Dog and cat fleas are one of the same pest, both dependant on sucking blood from their host.

Ticks and fleas are an annoyance for both you and your Schnoodle Dog, not to mention the discomfort they can cause to the dog.

The market is full of pet flea and tick chemical based treatments but have you considered if they could be harmful to your pet’s health or to yours.

If you are not happy to use chemical based formulas your defence against fleas and ticks is not scuppered.  Natureal remedies that are safe for both dogs and their owners are an effective solution for consideration.

A trick to your local pet store and a consultation with one of their staff will assist you to identify suitable non chemical based solutions, in powder or spray format, to treat those pesky flea critters.

Flea collars are another option that help to repel the fleas but doesn’t have any harsh chemicals that could enter your dogs system via the skin.

Keep your Shnoodle and your home clean. Bathe your dog at least once a week using a special flea shampoo suitable for use on your dog and brush out their fur daily if possible. Vacuum the carpets in your home and keep the pet’s bedding clean as much as possible.

Fleas and ticks thrive in warm, humid areas and they will lay their eggs in these places, so it’s best to vacuum these areas often.  You can use products like borax or some dry powdered laundry detergents to sprinkle on the carpets to let sit for a few minutes.

This kills the fleas and their eggs, so you can vacuum them up and be rid of them. Make sure your pets and any children aren’t around when you do it. They’re not known to be harmful, but it’s always best to be safe.

Made you scratch and itch, deal with the issue of fleas and ticks before it becomes a problem.

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