With the weather getting warmer each day, it's time for the ticks to be out again.
As a pet parent, we know how annoying yet scary it can be to find your fur baby carrying a couple of ticks, forget finding yourself in the middle of an infestation
Ticks are usually found in areas with a lot of foliage, grass, plants, etc. and are even transported when your dog comes in contact with another host carrying the pests.
here are some tips to keep them at bay:
1. Include raw garlic in their diet: Cut up a clove of garlic, and keep it aside for 10-15 mins. This releases allicin, the active ingredient in garlic. Feeding this to your dog, will help the smell of garlic escape through the skin and repel both ticks and fleas.
Use 1/2 teaspoon for every 7 kgs of weight ( not to be fed to pregnant or lactating dogs, puppies below 6 months of age )
2. Apple cider Vinegar: This wonder ingredient not only repels ticks and fleas but keeps your dog healthy too!
Ticks are put off by the acidity which comes along with ACV.
You can add it to your dogs meals, and spray them with a 50/50 solution of water and ACV pre-walks.
3. Diatomaceous Earth: Always use the food grade version of DE. The sharp ends of the fossils present in it, cut through the exoskeleton of the insect, dehydrating it and killing it instantly.
Sprinkle around the nooks and corners of your house, bedding and dog bedding - leave on for 24 hours and vacuum it.
Do this whenever you spot ticks.
For an infestation do this daily for 7 days.
4. Maintain strong immunity: it is important for your dogs to remain healthy and build a great immunity, and a great diet helps with that exactly. Consult a canine nutritionist for a fresh diet for your pet.
5. Tick Off Combo - Our Happy Puppy Organic's Natural Anti-Tick range is powered by neem and a pest repelling blend of essential oils. When used in combination it helps keep your pet critter free, our Anti-Tick oil is a natural alternative to chemical filled spot-ons too! You can use our Anti-Tick oil as a spot on in the places mentioned in the picture, one drop rubbed into the fur to prevent ticks from latching on.
Natural alternatives are best used as a combination to keep the critters away, holistically!
We do not recommend medicines and chemicals to prevent ticks and fleas, they do more harm in the long run.
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