Fleas can be the bane of a pet parent’s life, but another critter that gets less attention is the tick. These small, spider-like bugs feed on the blood of dogs and other mammals and they could transfer infections from another host to your dog. Find out how to remove them safely.
Parasites and your dog
As a loving pet parent, you want to make sure your canine friend’s health is cared for.
Any dog owner knows that fleas can be a challenge, causing your animal discomfort and bringing them ‒ and you ‒ down. But there are many other parasites out there which your dog is susceptible to, and many of us don’t know enough about them. From hookworms to heartworms, these invisible bugs can have serious health implications for your pet, so it’s vital to know the symptoms to look out for and how to avoid infection.
Dogs love to run around outdoors, chasing birds at the park or splashing around in water. They love to let off energy, but time spent in nature also makes them more likely to come into contact with parasites in vegetation. Most dogs will become infected with at least one internal or external parasite in their lifetime, and some of these nasty ailments ‒ if left untreated ‒ could become fatal.
Here you can find information about the most common dog parasites, how to spot them, how to prevent them, and how to treat them most effectively. Being observant and acting fast can be the difference between a quick solution or an enormous veterinary bill ‒ or worse.
If picked up, fleas can make your dog very uncomfortable and sometimes even downright miserable. The good news is that fleas can be prevented and treated if you take care and follow some simple guidelines.