How to Treat Pet Parasites

I don’t know about you but we live in an area where people and there pets can be outdoors virtually year round. It’s one of the blessings of living in the south. No matter the time of year, you can always see pet owners at the dog park or walking around the neighborhoods. It warms my heart to see animals getting exercise outdoors. Your pups need the exercise just as much as we do. Sadly, spending so much time outdoors give your pet more opportunities for creepy crawlers to attach themselves to your pet and feast on their skin. Ewe … just writing that gave me the heebie jeebies. If I have that kind of reaction at the thought of it, imagine the reaction your pets have when it actually happens to them.

Not only can fleas and parasites be pesky irritants and uncomfortable for your animal, they can also be very dangerous to their health. For example, ticks can cause lyme disease and result in your pup having long lasting, debilitating joint pain. Untreated, it can cause kidney, heart and even neurological problems. All from a tiny little tick that’s barely visible to the eye.

We asked our friend Baeli @baeli_doggroomer how often we should treat our pets for fleas and parasites. She recommends monthly treatment.

While virtually no treatment on the market eliminates all creepy crawlers on your pets, I can tell you that I personally have used Frontline products for years.

Does your dog like to take medicine? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Most don’t.

I happen to like this product because you can administer it with no discomfort to the pet. It goes right on their skin for maximum protection where your pets need it most. It also kills eggs. That’s super important as a female flea can lay upwards of 50 eggs a day. Again… ewe.

For more tips on grooming from our friend Baeli, visit: Top 2 Things To Ask Your Groomer

She shares tips on how often to brush your dog and some of the benefits of brushing your pet. HINT: one of the benefits of frequent grooming is that you’re more likely to find fleas and parasites on your pet before they become a big problem. Check out the blog for more. 

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