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Keep Pets Bug Free in the Summertime

Summer can be tough on pets when it comes to fleas, ticks and other pests. Keep him bug free with these helpful tips.

Tue, 1 Jul 2014|

[MUSIC] Summer can be tough on pets when it comes to fleas, ticks and other pests. Keep him bug free with these easy tips. Check for ticks as part of your daily grooming routine after outdoor activity. To remove a tick, grasp it as close as possible to the dog's skin with the tweezers and pull straight out. Always wear plastic gloves and clean the spot with rubbing alcohol. Summer brings more hookworms and heartworms, which infect your pet through the pads of his feet. Get a prescription from your vet to keep these pests away. Use a topical bug repellent to keep pets free from mosquitoes, flies, and other biting pests. Choose one specifically made for pets, and check with your vet before using. Never apply a human bug spray like Deet to your animal. Finally, bathe dogs regularly, using a gentle shampoo that targets fleas and other pests. Here's to a pest free summer. [MUSIC]

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