Ticks are the tiny creatures that love to stick around in moist environments. Though tick bites are usually harmless, you can get a rash or a fever with a tick bite. As pets usually bring in the ticks hidden in their long fur, clean them often. Cover yourself head to toe in dark-colored clothes when in a garden or out hiking in the rains. Or slather some coconut oil onto the exposed parts of your skin.
Fleas are an inescapable part of every pet owner’s life. No matter how clean you keep your dog, fleas seem to make their way back to him. Every time you take him down for a walk or let him meet another dog, you’re giving fleas a chance to set up[.....]
While most of us think pet allergies in humans are caused due to fur, it is actually caused due to dander. Synthetic antihistamines though provide relief exhibit side effects. Natural alternatives like quercetin, butterbur, essential oils, probiotics, apple cider vinegar, and saline rinse using neti pot help.
Tea tree oil can kill fleas on dogs and cats. However, high doses are poisonous to pets, so it needs to be used correctly. It can harm the nervous system and lead to confusion, nervousness, and disorientation. Liver damage is also likely, since tea tree oil’s active compounds are metabolized in the liver. Additional symptoms include skin irritation, vomiting, and hypersalivation. Always check with your vet before using any kind of essential oil.
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