Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Spring is Coming Soon! Prepare your pets for pests.

Spring is coming soon and pests are about to rear their ugly heads once again to plaque your pet.

Here are some helpful tips to prepare your pet springtime pests.

Mosquito season is coming so if you live in a area that has a major problem with this pest it is advisable to get back on track with heartworm prevention medication. Ensure there are no standing puddles of stagnant water where mosquitoes can lay their eggs and larvae can thrive. Insect repellent might be a good idea, always read directions! Or use citronella candles or there are citronella collars as well.

Continue flea and tick protection. Use a OTC or prescription medication and/or repellant to keep fleas and ticks at bay. Keep a exceptionally clean house. Vacuum daily! If it gets really out of control throw a baking soda, borax and salt mixture on the carpet. Let sit for 1-2 hours and vacuum. Diatomaceous earth can also be used. Bug bomb and use flea collars if necessary. Highly recommend if you have  a out of control infestation to hire a bug exterminator.

Watch out for parasitic worms like tapeworms, round worms and whip worms. Have medication on hand in case these little buggers pop up. Use brewers yeast, wormwood or garlic tabs for a herbal prevention. Make sure to know correct dosing procedures and always as your veterinarian before giving any herbal supplements or trying any herbal remedies.