As summer is approaching, the city of Atlanta is already experiencing high temperatures and warmer weather. The rising temperature calls for exciting summer fun. However, this may be bad news for your furry friend.


Beware: Fleas and Ticks


Unfortunately, ticks and fleas flourish and thrive in warmer climates. This means that when the weather starts to get warmer, your dogs are more prone to flea and tick infestation.  But with summer approaching quickly, your furry friend still needs protection from these parasites that can be risky to their health, as well as yours.  So what is a responsible dog-owner to do?


Firstly, a basic precaution to consider is keeping your home clean. A clean home is a happy home and simply vacuuming and disinfecting floors and furniture frequently can help control the population of fleas.


While over the counter products will do the trick, many pet owners prefer to avoid chemicals.  Thankfully, there are several natural remedies that are viable alternatives to the basic over-the-counter medications that one can use to prevent fleas and ticks from biting your dog.  Further, you can easily prevent fleas and ticks from infesting your pet by using ingredients you can easily find in your household.


How You Can Naturally Prevent Fleas and Ticks


Inspired by Everyday Roots, all you need is some freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh water, and some mild pet-friendly soap or shampoo to create your own flea bath for your dog. There are other remedies mentioned on Everyday Roots, such as a flea deterring drink, a flea spray, and so on.


Another well-known natural remedy that many dog-owners seem to use involves using apple cider vinegar. Apparently, fleas hate vinegar so it can also be used as a repellent. For directions, click here.


Preventing your dog from these critters does not mean you have to use a toxic treatment. These natural remedies mentioned above will shoo away the fleas and ticks, and also allow your dog to live a healthy, happy, and chemical free life.

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