Fleas and ticks can cause all sorts of grief to your dog but the good news is; there are steps you can take to prevent suffering and in the case of ticks, even prevent death. Aussie Pooch Mobile is here to help with the these tops tips on fighting and preventing fleas and ticks on your dog.
“Fleas and flea allergies are more prevalent in the warmer weather so it’s doubly important to use flea control products”, says Chris Taylor from Aussie Pooch Mobile. There are over 2400 species of fleas and they are hardy little creatures. Here are some flea fighting tips from Aussie Pooch Mobile the mobile dog washing experts.
- Keep them on a regular flea and tick medication! Prevention is always better then a cure.
- Treat your dog, his bedding, his house and his surrounds. This will help fight fleas and ticks.
- Regularly wash your dogs bedding and keep his areas clean. He doesn’t want to sleep on bedding that hasn’t been washed for weeks. It may be possible that it’s hiding entire families of fleas. Yucky!
- Regular bathing and grooming will also help.
How regular Aussie Pooch Mobile dog washes can help
The use of the Aussie Pooch Mobile hydrobath, gentle cleaning solutions and grooming techniques will help reduce flea infestation. We offer environmentally friendly flea rinses on top of our standard service, complimentary if needed. Special formulas we use can also help relieve symptoms if your dog has been flea bitten. Environmentally friendly solutions with pyrethrin will help relieve itching, promote healthy skin and are also insecticidal. Other Aussie Pooch Mobile solutions will help repair damage to your dog’s skin and sooth inflamed skin already affected by flea infestation.The brushing provided in our standard service also provides a revitalising overall massage that helps loosen dirt and grit. This encourages production of natural oils to keep the coat shiny, reducing the risk of your dog becoming flea-infested.
But remember, prevention is best so take the appropriate steps to keep your dog flea-free.
About ticks and how I can tell if my dog has one…
The warmer weather is also notorious for attracting ticks, which when left unchecked can be deadly. Paralysis ticks are known as oxides Holocyclus. They inject toxin with their saliva which causes paralysis. Symptoms* can be varied and many, so watch for:
- A slight stagger to very wobbly
- Change in bark tone
- Retching, gagging or vomiting
- If they suddenly collapse
- Respiratory difficulties
If you do find a tick on your dog, follow the steps below:
1. Remove tick with a pair of tweezers or tick remover
2. Try NOT to stimulate the tick before removal
3. Check your dog all over, as there is often more than one tick
If you don’t feel comfortable with the above steps take your dog to a vet ASAP.
Further Tick Tactics
- Clipping or thinning the coat in tick season (summer) is advisable.
- Check for ticks regularly especially if you have been around swampy, bush areas with your dog.
- Look in areas such as gums, nose passages and around eyes. In between their toes is also another warm place ticks like to hide.
- For fleas and ticks having a clean, knot-free coat not only makes your dog feel better, it makes it easier when checking for ticks.
Aussie Pooch Franchisees also provide friendly helpful advice on how to look after your dogs best well-being and have products and solutions that will help keep these nasties at bay. They can also help relieve a dog that is already affected.
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