Fleas, ticks and worms are detrimental to your dogs and they should be protected against them regularly:
- Ticks: Tick bites put your dog at risk for Lyme disease, spotted fever and other diseases. They can also put humans at risk. If a tick is found, remove it carefully with tweezers and be careful not to crush it!
- Ringworm: Have you ever seen a round bald patch on your dog’s coat? This could be a sign of ringworm. People can get ringworm by merely touching the dog. Ringworm causes a reddish, ring-shaped rash on the skin or even bald spots if it infects the scalp. If you think your dog has this, see your vet immediately.
- Fleas: Fleas quickly set up shop on untreated pets and can fill up your house with their eggs and young. This means that you can end up being covered in itchy sores. Fleas can also transmit serious diseases to people including bubonic plague. Medication is available, usually on a once-a-month basis.
Medications to prevent infestation of these can be found at your pet shop or vet. Make sure you grab them all and also keep regular reminders to reapply medication – better safe than sorry!