How To Remove Ticks From Your Dog

Saturday, September 15, 2018


How To Remove Ticks From Your Dog. There are times when a dog has ticks and medications cannot be used to eliminate them. Especially when it comes to puppies that have not yet been vaccinated because they do not reach the appropriate age for it, in this case, the use of chemical products is not recommended to eliminate parasites such as fleas or ticks. Therefore, a good way to free our dog from them is to go to natural remedies.

It is very important to eliminate ticks in the dog since they are carriers of diseases and cause discomforts such as:

- Changes in the skin of your dog.
- The appearance of fever and discomfort in the dog.
- Muscle pains.
 Normally, when these parasites jump to our dog to establish themselves as guests, they have a small size that grows as they feed on the blood of the dog. The idea is to identify them when they are small since it is much easier to eliminate them with home remedies. But if we see them when they are already big, you will have to remove them with the help of tweezers.

The Chamomile

One of the best remedies to eliminate the ticks of a dog is chamomile. Prepare a chamomile tea - ideally natural - let it warm, take cotton or clean cloth, introduce it in the infusion, drain it and apply it all over the skin of your dog carefully. You will see how the ticks immediately start to run away from the animal.

The Citrus (Lemon, Orange among others)

Ticks do not like the taste of citrus fruits, so this is another perfect natural remedy to eliminate them. With them we can prepare a homemade repellent, so you should get a sprayer. The best citrus is the lemon, but you can also use oranges or any other. To make this home remedy you must boil half a liter of water with two cut lemons. When it reaches the boiling point, leave it for one minute. Then, lower the heat to the minimum and leave it for an hour. After the time, let it cool, put it in the sprayer and apply the product on your dog with the care that it does not get in the eyes.

Apple Vinegar

Vinegar is another of the home remedies that hate ticks. Vinegar is composed of acetic acid, the element responsible for vinegar having that sour taste and also becoming an ideal remedy to eliminate ticks. To carry out this home remedy, you only have to mix water and vinegar in equal parts, wet a clean cloth or cotton with the mixture, drain it and moisten the skin of your animal with it gently and with great care. Also, you can bathe it completely, so that it acts as a preventive and, therefore, prevent it from being infested by these parasites. To apply this home remedy as prevention, you should mix equal parts apple cider vinegar with the shampoo you use to bathe your dog. Then, he proceeds to bathe the dog, as usual, to dry it and to brush it.

In addition to being a powerful natural repellent and effective preventive, apple vinegar will allow you to keep the bad smell away from your dog since its composition manages to lengthen the feeling of clean and good smell in the dog. Likewise, do not worry about the intense aroma of apple cider vinegar, after bathing your dog you will see that there is no trace of it.

Rosemary, cinnamon, and almonds

Mix two tablespoons of almond oil with a teaspoon of rosemary oil and another of cinnamon oil in a bowl. Remember that, if you use the essential solutions, you must dilute the indicated amount in water. Once obtained the natural repellent to eliminate the ticks on your dog, moisten cotton or a clean cloth in it and apply the mixture on the area affected by the parasite. As with chamomile, rosemary favors the healing of wounds so it will help considerably to relieve the discomfort caused by the bite.

Vitamin E capsules

In case your dog has ticks near the eyes or ears, this home remedy to eliminate them is what you need. Both almond oil and vitamin E are products that will not harm the animal's skin, nor cause irritation whenever natural solutions are used; here it is very important to discard the essential oil of almonds.

To make this natural repellent against ticks, mix 20 ml of almond oil with a vitamin E capsule, introduce the solution into a dropper jar, drop a few drops on the affected area of the ears and massage very carefully. It is essential that you avoid introducing the mixture into the animal's ear canal and try to apply the remedy only in the external area. To apply near the eyes, moisten a gauze or damp cloth with the repellent.

Eucalyptus leaves

Just as the eucalyptus infusion is an excellent natural remedy to eliminate ticks in dogs, the leaves can also help us prevent the appearance of these parasites. How? Very simple, placing them in different spaces of our home, especially in the room where our furry companion rests and sleeps. Of course, you must ensure that your dog does not eat the eucalyptus leaves, since it may not digest them properly and present vomit or diarrhea. And if your dog is one of those who cannot resist swallowing a plant, try placing the leaves under his bed and see if they go unnoticed for him.

Beer yeast

Yes, just as brewer's yeast has many good properties for humans, it is also highly beneficial for the dog. One of the main components of this product is vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, a molecule that helps repel both ticks and fleas due to the odor it generates in the dog's blood, very unpleasant for these parasites. Likewise, not only can prevent the appearance of these annoying hosts, but also favors the animal's coat thanks to its high amount of biotin, providing an extra shine and softness.

To use this home remedy to avoid ticks in dogs you should simply mix a teaspoon of brewer's yeast with your usual food if your dog is small or medium size. If your dog is large or giant, use 3/4 tablespoon.

You can administer the indicated doses of brewer's yeast once a day, no more. If you want to change the amount, we recommend you consult your usual veterinarian first.


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