3 Natural and Easy Remedies for Ticks and Fleas Prevention
As pet parents, we all know how much our furry companions mean to us. We want to do everything to keep them healthy and happy, but sometimes it can be challenging. Ticks and Fleas are small in size but a pet parent’s biggest enemy. It is disturbing when our pets become infested with ticks or fleas and suffer from constant discomfort. Ticks and fleas are nothing but external parasites that start reproduction on your pet’s skin and continue the process until they are removed. They transmit many diseases and at times, it turns out to be fatal for your pet. Not only your furry friends get infected by them, there is a fair chance that ticks and fleas spread through your house and become a reason behind your illness too. We have covered 3 natural and easy remedies for ticks and fleas prevention from your pets. Keep reading the blog to learn more in detail.
Once attacked by fleas or ticks, your pet becomes a breeding ground for them. Ticks do not leave the skin until it is killed or die naturally. Fleas feed on your pet’s blood and begin reproduction after the blood meal from the host. Consequently, the infection will increase and may take a fatal turn if not taken care of. Mostly your pet will get it from outdoors. While not as common, fleas and insects may get transferred to your pet from other visiting pets and people’s clothes.
- Skin Irritation and inflammation
- Scabs and scales
- Tick fever
- Rashes and infection
It doesn’t stop here. Your pet may get psychological issues from relentless scratching.
Natural remedies are always the safest way to treat your pet. First of all, it doesn’t come with any side effects and can easily be used to treat and prevent tick and flea infections. You can try these natural and easy remedies for ticks and flea prevention.
It’s simple and keeps your pet free from ticks and flea nuisance. Follow these easy steps to get rid of ticks and fleas naturally-
- Step 1: Squeeze lemons until the amount is a half cup.
- Step 2: Dilute it into two cups of water
- Step 3: Mix your pet soap or shampoo in it
- Step 4: Take them for a fresh shower
This is probably the healthiest way to keep your pet free from fleas and ticks.
- Step 1: Take a handful of fresh neem leaves
- Step 2: Boil it in the water for 15 minutes
- Step 3: Let it cool down
- Step 4: Make a paste
- Step 5: Apply it on your pet’s coat directly while giving them a shower
Coconut oil can inhibit bacterial growth and can heal wounds that your pet may get from ectoparasite bites. The antimicrobial effects of coconut oil keep ticks and fleas at bay and drive them away from already infected pets.
- Rub a teaspoon of pure coconut oil directly into your pet’s coat
- Use a coconut oil-based shampoo. Ensure that you are using shampoos specially designed for your pet, as human shampoos can cause dry skin leading to excessive shedding and infections.
You can also add a few drops of coconut oil to your pet’s regular food to get rid of intestinal parasites due to their antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. However, adding coconut oil to meals in large quantities can have adverse effects like increase in “bad” cholesterol or diarrhoea. Consult with your vet and check for the right quantity of coconut oil for your doggo based on their breed, weight and health conditions.
If you want to keep your pets free from the nuisance created by ticks and fleas, the best idea is to go for prevention beforehand. For that, you need to groom your pets regularly just like their vaccination and deworming process. Ideal grooming frequency differs from breed to breed. Lack of grooming or excessive grooming can cause abnormal excessive shedding and skin problems. You can check out our blog on How to improve your pet’s coat health to learn about the ideal grooming frequency for your dog based on their breed.
Kuddle cares for your pets as much as you do. We offer a range of premium grooming packages to ensure your pet receives the best possible care. We offer complimentary tick and flea treatment with all our grooming packages and use the best quality grooming products and equipments for your pet’s safety and comfort. Kuddle's cat and dog grooming service in Bengaluru is the most reputable and trustworthy option. It includes a bath with shampoo and conditioner, full body hair trimming, nail cutting, ear cleaning, tick, and flea treatment, and much more. Best part? You need not go anywhere, our professional pet groomers provide these services in the comfort of your home!