DON'T forget that your dogs must be microchipped by the 6th April 2016! It's the law.
Finally a bit of sunshine! Time to get out and about with our dogs and enjoy the warmer weather. But beware of the little creatures that hang out in long grass waiting to attach itself to you or your dog!
Ticks can be a real nuisance this time of year. Dogs just seem to pick them up every time they go out for a walk. What can we do about keeping these creatures at bay. Well ticks don't particularly like vinegar. In fact they hate the smell & taste of it.
So here's a solution that you may like to try. Mix one cup of water, two cups of distilled white vinegar & two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil and place into a spray bottle. Apply to a dry coat. Be careful not to spray your pets sensitive areas (eyes, mouth, nose or genital area).
Garlic is a natural flea repellent and dogs love the taste of it. A whole garlic glove (peeled) can be fed to your dog to prevent flea problems.
Fleas also don't like citrus oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil.
Make sure your pet is not allergic to any ingredients that you use and avoid their sensitive parts especially their eyes.