How to Avoid Tick Infestation from Your Pet’s Body

Tick Infestation Avoid Tick Infestation from Your Pet’s Body

Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of warm blooded animals. They will easily enter in to your pet’s body and will make your pet sick. Ticks have four stages in their life cycle and it starts from the egg which hatches in to a larva having six legs. This larva will move towards a foliage or grass and from there it gets attached to your pet’s body where it feeds the blood and fall out. This larva then turn in to an eight legged nymph which again moves towards grass and then to animals.

Nymph once finished its feeding will fall over again and turn in to an adult tick and this tick will attach to the pet’s body and feed there for a long period and then leave your pet for laying eggs.

In the process of feeding blood from your pet’s body these ticks may transmit many diseases to your pet and this affect your pet’s health.

How to Remove the Ticks

Examine your pet’s body thoroughly and frequently. However start the examination from the head. Examine the snout and the areas around the snout very well as the ticks may hide in such places. Also check the areas around the ears, eyes, belly and area between the toes as there are more chances to find the ticks in areas having less fur.

Brush your pet with a comb having wide tooth and this helps you to detect the ticks in between fur and will also remove the ticks that aren’t attached so far. Bath your pet after having an outing and this will help you to remove the ticks up to certain extends.

Take twenty drops of rose geranium oil and mix it with two tablespoon almond oil or any other vegetable oil and apply this mixture to your dog’s collar and this will repel the ticks from getting attached. You can also apply food grade diatomaceous earth on your pet’s fur and this will dry out and kill the ticks with in 72 hours. Repeat this after five days to make sure that your pet is free from ticks.  Also collar belts for the dogs are available which contain medicines against ticks. These collars will provide slow release of medicine and ensure better results.