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How to Protect Your Horses and Dogs from Ticks During the Summer

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The hot summer months are high season for ticks, and it is important to make sure your horses and dogs are protected. At Springtime Supplements, our team has an array of natural tick deterrent products to keep your furry friends healthy and happy, without the use of harsh chemicals. Here, the equine and canine supplement providers at Springtime Supplements provide tips on protecting your horses and dogs from ticks during these peak summer months.

Be Aware of Common Tick-Ridden Environments

The first step in preventing tick bites for your horses and dogs is avoiding areas in which ticks are highly present. Ticks tend to stay in tall grass and wooded areas, so be diligent about checking for ticks if you frequent these areas with your dog or horse. Additionally, be sure to keep the grass cut short on your property to avoid unnecessary tick exposure. Ticks thrive in moist and humid environments, so if you are around bodies of water, or live in an area that has heavy rainfall, taking extra precautions in checking for ticks every time you bring your animals home is a necessity. The summer months provide the perfect environment for ticks to thrive, which can lead to harm for you as well as your pets. Dogs, horses and humans can all get Lyme disease, and if a tick is not caught in a timely manner, the repercussions can be severe.

Thoroughly Research Tick Preventative Treatments

While there are some benefits to common tick preventative treatments, the chemicals present in these medications may present the risk of an adverse reaction from your horse or dog. An ingredient in many chemical treatments, pyrethroid, is produced in a laboratory and reported to the EPA more than other repellent products for adverse reactions including seizures and heart attacks. Two other ingredients in chemical repellents, imidacloprid and fipronil, also run the risk of negative reactions including liver toxicity, lung and brain damage, kidney damage and nervous system toxicity. While the likelihood of this occurring is low, owners should be cautious when considering traditional chemical tick repellents for their animals, and instead opt for a natural tick repellent that is healthier for your pets.

Consider Natural Tick Deterrents from Springtime Supplements

At Springtime Supplements, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of your animals through natural supplements. Our Bug Off Garlic line for horses and dogs provides a natural alternative to traditional tick deterrents. This line provides a 24-hour shield against ticks, flies, mosquitoes, gnats, “no-see-ums” and more, giving you peace of mind that your animals are protected daily. Not only does Bug Off Garlic provide protection from ticks, it promotes friendly bacteria in the digestive tract, supports a healthy immune system and provides a great source of dietary sulfur, including MSM for horses. Your canine and equine companions will be able to enjoy all that the rest of summer has to offer, and you won’t have to worry as much about the threat of ticks.

Springtime Supplements has been creating supplements for horses, dogs and people for decades, and we take great pride in providing the best quality supplements available to our customers. To purchase our Bug Off Garlic line, click here. To learn more about Springtime Supplements, contact us today.

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