No one wants their pet to be pestered by insects or other critters, but it’s not always easy to keep them away, especially when your pet spends time outdoors. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help protect your furry friend from pests.
Here are four tips to help protect your pet from pests.
1. Keep them well-groomed.
A well-groomed pet is less likely to attract pests than one who is shaggy and unkempt. Be sure to brush your pet regularly, paying special attention to areas where pests are likely to hide, such as the base of the tail. You should also trim your pet’s nails regularly to help prevent pests from using them as a foothold.
2. Use pet-safe repellents.
Using pest repellents on your furry friends is an effective way to keep them safe from many different types of pests. Look for repellents that are specifically designed to be safe for use on pets and follow the directions carefully. There are several pest repellents on the market that are safe to use on pets. Ask your veterinarian for recommendations.
If you’re worried about using repellents on your pet, you can also try using natural solutions, such as citronella oil or apple cider vinegar. Just be sure to dilute these solutions before applying them to your pet and avoid their eyes and ears.
3. Keep them away from areas where pests are known to congregate.
If you know there is a particular area where pests are known to congregate, such as a park or nature trail, try to avoid taking your pet there. However, if you must go to these areas, be sure to keep your pet on a leash and avoid letting them explore too much.
4. Check them for pests regularly.
Even if you take all the precautions in the world, it’s still possible for your pet to pick up a few pests. So, be sure to check them regularly for fleas, ticks, and other pests. If you find any, remove them immediately and take your pet to the veterinarian if necessary. Checking your pet for pests regularly is the best way to ensure they stay healthy and pest-free
Pests can be a real nuisance, both for you and your pet. However, by taking a few simple precautions, you can help protect your furry friend from these pesky critters. David Clark is the CEO of Basement Guides with several years of experience in basement-related problems and home safety.