Ticks can cause a variety of medical problems for your dogs, including transmitting diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, as well as anemia. With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start making preparations in order to treat and prevent these blood-sucking pests, especially the brown dog tick, which is expected to be in full force this year.
Although there is a wide variety of chemical-based treatments for ticks, they can put your pet in serious danger, so it’s worth the effort to try and utilize eco-friendly solutions. Following are 5 natural treatments that can safely remove and prevent
brown dog ticks from choosing your pet as their next meal this spring.
Inspect and Pluck With Tweezers
Brown dog ticks are able to live their entire lifecycle indoors, so keeping them out of your home should be your first and top priority. After each outdoor excursion with your dog, perform a thorough inspection of their fur to look for ticks, paying special attention to known problem areas around the neck, head, ears, and feet.