How to Tackle Ticks and Fight Fleas: A Simple Guide

How to Tackle Ticks and Fight Fleas: A Simple Guide

It's that time of year again! Yes, you guessed it right – tick and flea season is upon us. If left unaddressed, these troublesome pests can potentially lead to health issues for your pet.

Ticks and fleas can persistently trouble pets throughout the year, with a higher likelihood during the warmer months.

But don’t worry, Marltons has got you covered! Here is everything you need to know about managing these pests and safeguarding your pets appropriately:

1. Signs that your dog has ticks or fleas:

  • Excessive scratching or licking
  • Irritated, red, or raw skin on the belly, neck, or hind legs
  • Scabs or hot spots on the skin
  • Pale gums and a lack of energy

Inspect your pup for fleas and ticks using a fine-toothed comb for a closer look at their skin.
Always comb from back to front and be on the lookout for:

  • Small, moving specks that are brown, black, or red
  • Dark flea droppings
  • White flea eggs
2. Signs that your cat may have ticks or fleas:
  • Non-stop scratching
  • Excessive grooming
  • Hair loss or patchy skin
  • Irritated, red skin
  • Pale gums and a lack of energy

Use a flea comb to search for tiny brown specks in your cat's fur. If needed, brush it off with the comb to confirm whether it's dirt or a flea.

If you discover a tick on your pet, wear gloves and follow these steps to remove it safely:

  1. Use tweezers to grip the tick's head as close to their skin as possible without causing harm
  2. Ensure you pull the tick straight upwards and avoid twisting it, as this may cause the head to break off and remain lodged in the skin
  3. Remember not to pop or squeeze the tick, as this may increase the risk of infection
  4. After removing the tick, wash the bite and your hands thoroughly with soap and water

How to prevent Tick and Fleas

Preventing and ticks and fleas is crucial for the well-being of your pets and maintaining a clean home environment. Here are some effective strategies and recommended products:

Specialised Shampoos:
Choose a dedicated Tick & Flea Shampoos designed specifically for dogs and cats. These shampoos not only cleanse but also help in preventing infestations.

Tip: Regular use of Marltons Tick & Flea Shampoo can be a proactive measure to keep your pets free from these pests.

Topical Treatments:
Consider using products like Marltons Tick & FleaPro Spot-on For Dogs and Cats. These topical treatments provide targeted protection, preventing ticks and fleas from bothering your pets.

Tip: Apply the spot-on treatment as directed, focusing on areas where ticks and fleas are likely to hide.

Dips for Comprehensive Protection:
Explore Marltons Tick & Flea Dip For Dogs and Cats. Dips offer a thorough and lasting solution, ensuring your pets are shielded against these pests.

Tip: Use the dip treatment cautiously, following the instructions provided, and take necessary precautions during application.

Tick & Flea Powder:
Integrate Tick & Flea Powder into your home maintenance routine. This product is designed to complement other preventive measures, helping to control and eliminate ticks and fleas.

Tip: Apply the powder as instructed, focusing on areas where your pets rest and play.

By combining these tips and utilizing the recommended products, you can establish a comprehensive approach to prevent and manage ticks and fleas, ensuring a comfortable and pest-free environment for your beloved pets.

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