Dogs’ tick may be harder to detect, especially when it comes to our canine pets. Aside from having lots of fur to contend with, many kinds of dogs tick attaches themselves to the underbellies and back areas of the animal. The dogs have a harder time reaching for them, and owners almost always never notice dogs tick until an infestation manifests. And by that time, the dogs’ tick may already multiplied by the thousands, may have already made our pets sick, and worse, may have already transferred to other hosts.
Fortunately, there are some simple, basic and easy home and herbal remedies when it comes to controlling and eradicating your dogs’ tick problems. One of these includes making a herbal dogs tick scrub for your pet.
First thing’s first. It is imperative to maintain a regular bathing and grooming schedule for your pet. Prevention is always the best way of handling your dogs’ tick problems. In any case, a dogs tick scrub should only be applied after a good doggy bath. Use lemon or mint based shampoos and soaps, if possible.
Make sure that your pet is almost dry before applying this dogs’ tick scrub. For this you would need:
- 2 pieces medium sized lemons;
- 4 cups of water.
Slice the lemons crosswise and boil in 4 cups of water. Allow the water to be reduced to about 2 to 3 cups before turning off the fire. Allow this concoction to stand for 24 hours in room temperature. You can use this mixture as a great dogs tick scrub, using the leftover lemon rind and flesh as the actual scrub. This works particularly well in areas where there are visible ticks to be seen.
You may want to increase the volume of this dogs tick scrub for larger pets; but this solution is suitable already for tiny, small and medium sized pets. You can also use mint, particularly pennyroyal, as a substitute for the lemon. Mint based dogs tick scrubs are likewise as effective.
Just apply small dabs of this mixture on your pets’ fur, scrub gently and let it dry. Aside from killing off the ticks, this will also help repel the other parasites as well.
If your dog is not particularly fond of doggy baths, you need to maintain a regular and more intensive grooming schedule. You can detect early signs of dogs tick and other parasite by simply running your hands over your pets’ coats or constantly brushing your dogs’ fur. Be extra attentive to bumps and lumps in your pets’ fur. Use the scrub when you see or feel a tick underneath.