Best Ways To Get Rid Of Dog Parasites || Natural Remedies

Summer is a time when dog owners have to be
more vigilant and make sure their dogs are staying clear of harmful parasites. Get in the habit of examining your dog on
a regular basis for parasites. Dog Parasites: Ticks
These blood-sucking parasites can be harmful to dogs (and to you as well) because some
may transmit dangerous diseases like Lyme disease. Ticks are commonly found in tall grass or
wooded areas. They climb and attach themselves when the
dogs move through the grass. It’s not easy to identify ticks because they
are so small. A dog affected by ticks may display symptoms
such as vomiting, unsteadiness, excessive drooling, and excessive dilation of the pupil. When examining your dog for ticks, make sure
to put on disposable medical gloves to avoid direct contact with the parasite. You’ll most likely feel a bump or some swelling
if ticks are present. A visit to the vet is highly recommended but
you can take the initial step of removing any visible ticks by using blunt-end tweezers. Natural Remedy Tip
Create your own tick repellent by combining twenty drops of Rose Geranium essential oil
and two tablespoons of almond oil. Apply a few drops of the resulting mixture
on your dog and on the collar. This remedy should be used for dogs only. Dog Parasites: Fleas
The good old fleas are never too far away from irritating your dogs. Unlike the ticks, fleas don’t necessarily
have to wait for the hosts to come to them. Fleas instead can move long distances. fleas have the ability to jump up to 10,000
times in a row to find a suitable host Common symptoms of flea infestations may include
hair loss, excessive scratching, and reddened skin. If you have a dog with medium to long hair,
then consider getting a flea comb. These combs are specifically designed to remove
fleas and flea eggs from deep within the fur. Comb out as many of the fleas as you can then
apply the appropriate treatment (e.g. regular flea shampoo sessions) to prevent future flea
infestations. Natural Remedy Tip
gently rub a bit of food-grade diatomaceous earth on your dog’s fur and on your dog’s
bed. Diatomaceous earth is a natural substance
that could kill fleas by piercing their exoskeleton. This causes dehydration and eventually leads
to the flea’s death. Dog Parasites: Ear Mites
Ear mites require professional care because they are not visible to the naked eye. Ear mites are highly contagious and can be
easily passed on by physical contact. Dogs affected by ear mites exhibit symptoms
such as excessive ear scratching, dark brown discharge from the ears, and inflammation. Ear mite infestations should be treated as
soon as they are identified. When left untreated, ear mites may cause serious
damage to a dog’s ear canal and affect their hearing ability. Natural Remedy Tip
Combine one part vinegar with two part water. Gently pour or spray the vinegar solution
into your dog’s ear. This treatment should only be used if there
are no open wounds in the dog’s ear. Dogs with sensitive ears may experience some
discomfort with vinegar so start off small. Dog Parasites: Botflies
Botflies are one of the last things you want to see appearing on your dog’s body. Botfly infestations are seasonal and occur
most often at the end of summer. Much like ticks, botflies hang around in grassy
areas and crawl on once the dogs come into contact with the grass. Common symptoms of botfly infestations include
lumps on the skin, excessive scratching and licking, and skin abscess. Dogs with botfly infestations should be taken
to the vet. Removing botflies, especially if there are
many of them, can be painful for your dog. Under some circumstances, vets may give dogs
anesthetics to keep them relaxed during the operation. If there are only a few maggots and they are
clearly visible and moving in the hole, then you could try removing them yourself by using
blunt-end tweezers. Be sure to remove the maggot in one piece. Your dog could suffer from an inflammatory
reaction if the maggots break into several pieces. Unfortunately, natural remedies don’t work
so well for botfly infestations so be sure to schedule a visit to the vet as soon as
an infestation is identified.

3 Replies to “Best Ways To Get Rid Of Dog Parasites || Natural Remedies”

  1. Maggots have dig a hole on my dog paws how to kill them so that we could take them out . If you could help out …

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