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With the warmer weather headed our way, flea and tick seasons are in full swing! Luckily today we’ve teamed up with Frontline Plus to help your dog stay tick ‘n flea free – with a bonus giveaway just for you!
To keep fleas and ticks at bay, I’ve always relied on this four step method – which lets face it, is super easy to remember!
1. T is for TREAT. Your #1 defense against ticks is prevention. Treating your dog with a flea and tick treatment on a regular basis keeps your pooch protected from the flea and tick life cycle – reducing the chances of these little critters setting up home in your dog’s fur!
2. I is for INSPECT. Ticks like to hang out in the nooks and crevices of your dog’s body. Make sure you inspect your dog on a regular basis – during your dog’s brush for example – make it fun bonding experience! Run your hands all over your dog’s body, going against the grain of the fur, paying close attention to in and around the ears, armpits, between the toes, and within skin folds. You’re looking for an attached tick which can range from the size of a pencil tip to a baked bean when engorged. If you do find a tick contact your vet immediately who will be able to advise on the tick’s safe removal. While prevention is the #1 key to protecting your dog from ticks, inspecting your dog regularly gives that extra peace of mind.
3. C is for CLEAN. Ticks are often found in grassy and woodland areas, but can also show up in your everyday urban backyard. Keep your lawn freshly mowed, and hedges trimmed to prevent grassy build ups perfect for ticks to hide in. Wash and clean your pet’s bedding and blankets regularly.
4. K is for KEEP VIGILANT. Ticks can carry dangerous diseases – most notably the Paralysis Tick that produces a toxin which can be fatal in dogs. Some of the signs that your dog may have a Paralysis Tick include increased or laboured breathing, coughing, excessive salivation, vomiting and weakness or lameness in the hind legs. If you see any of these signs, be sure contact your vet immediately.
One easy way to keep your dog safe this summer is to use Frontline Plus. When applied to your dog monthly it’s effective at preventing fleas and is effective at preventing paralysis ticks when applied fortnightly.
To get you started, Frontline Plus has 5 Prize Packs to giveaway to Pretty Fluffy readers.
Each Giveaway Pack includes:
2 x 6 Packs for Large Dogs (20-40kg)
1 x Tick ID card and remover
THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to the lucky winners:
One entry allowed per person.
The giveaway is open to Australian readers only.
The competition will close on on Tuesday 23 September at 6:00pm Sydney EST.
Winners will be drawn from those answering the entry form question correctly.
The winners will be announced on Pretty Fluffy and contacted by the email provided.
Prizes not claimed within 7 days will be redrawn.