Pet parents know that there is no particular season for your dog to catch ticks and fleas😵‍💫

The winter is no less of a risk than spring or summer.

They can cause problems including skin irritation, hair loss and even paralysis.

They can jump up to 5 feet and are fast breeders laying 20 to 50 eggs at a time leading to hundreds of offspring developing simultaneously🤢

Prevention is key when it comes to flea and tick control!

Here are some BASIC preventative tips that you can follow:

* Keeping your pet’s environment clean – regularly vacuum and sweep floors and the sleeping areas of your pet and dispose of any waste immediately.

* Inspect your pet regularly for any signs of fleas or ticks; excessive scratching, licking, and biting of the skin, along with redness or inflammation.

* Keep your pet groomed and brushed regularly to help remove any parasites or pests.

There are also natural alternative remedies for addressing this issue:

✨Essential oils: They are becoming increasingly popular as a natural alternative as they’re toxic-free.

LAVENDER oil, PEPPERMINT oil and EUCALYPTUS oil are all known to be effective at deterring these pests.

Simply add a few drops to your floor cleaner or vacuum cleaner bag.

Adding it in a diffuser can also help keep your home pest-free.

It can also be applied on the skin with our Baobab oil, which is the best carrier oil.

🍋Lemon spray: simply mix together equal parts water and lemon juice in a spray bottle and spritz your pet’s fur.

Avoid if your dog’s skin is highly irritated.

🍎Apple cider vinegar: Add some to your pet’s food or water dish or you can make a flea and tick spray by mixing equal parts ACV and water in a spray bottle.

These natural treatments are safe for both pets and their owners and are a terrific way to prevent flea and tick infestations✔️ Remember, the best way to protect your pet from fleas and ticks is to take preventative measures, so pet parents- time to be alert 🚨

The Doggos.