Warm weather brings so many great things for your Frenchie but one thing may ruin your time spent outside. The spring season is the part of the year when your pooch may enjoy having long walks, running, digging, and rolling in the grass. However, that part of the year is also known as the tick season. How to protect a French bulldog against ticks is probably one of the most common questions I hear from pet parents. Luckily, there are some ways to keep these awful critters away from your dog’s skin.
How to protect a French bulldog against ticks? Revealed
Besides trying natural ways to get rid of ticks on your French bulldog, there is also a collar that will provenly protect your pet. The following French bulldog anti-flea and tick collar is recommended by vets, and it’s hypoallergenic. It contains only natural herbs that block those crawling creatures to hide and chew your dog’s skin.
Another great feature is that the pack consists of two collars and each one provides eight-month protection. It’s available in one size, but the collar is adjustable to fit all dog breeds. The only thing you need to do is to cut the surplus length. This Frenchie collar should be worn loosely to allow the growth of the pet and to permit the collar to move around the neck. For extra adjustment, it’s recommended to leave 2 or 3 inches.
What does this collar stand for?
The good news is that this collar provides protection not only against ticks but also against fleas, chewing lice, sarcoptic mange, and flea larvae. It consists of a mix of herbs such as eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, and other repellents.
The collar is also waterproof, so you don’t have to take it off when you take your dog to swim. However, to get better protection, our advice is to replace the collar after 6 months or so.
How to recognize a tick or fleas on your Frenchie’s body?
As you probably heard, ticks, fleas, and other skin parasites cause severe itching and nervousness. Unfortunately, the list doesn’t end here. Injuries caused by itching can outgrow into an infection that requires to be treated with antibiotics.
The worst-case scenario is the so-called Lyme disease. If the pet owner doesn’t spot a tick on his dog on time, it can cause affect any organ in the body. Other conditions caused by different types of ticks are Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Canine Babesiosis, and Canine Ehrlichiosis.
Fleas on Frenchies may affect the canine throughout the year. That’s why is essential to check your dog’s fur daily. Female fleas rapidly hatch eggs (40 eggs per day), so that’s why you should treat them from the very beginning. By buying the pack of the previously mentioned French Bulldog Anti Flea Herbal Collar, your dog can stay protected the whole year.
Fighting with fleas may grow into a severe-case scenario because the eggs hatch into tiny larvae that burrow into carpets, and your Frenchie’s bedding, which then develop into pupae. When they feel the warmth and vibration, they emerge as adult fleas and jump onto the host. Flea bites are very uncomfortable, they cause allergic reactions and bald patches on a Frenchie’s skin.
How to protect a French bulldog against ticks– natural remedies?
If you want to reinforce your dog’s protection against ticks, we recommend you to use it together with the previously mentioned collar. In that way, your French bulldog will get 100% full-body protection. As one of the best natural solutions against these crawling creatures is the apple cider vinegar. Besides it’s famous as one of the best yeast fighters, this magical ingredient will also save your pet from parasites.
You should mix 60% of water and 40 % of apple cider vinegar and put it in a spray bottle. Note that this solution should not be used on open wounds and irritated skin because it can stitch. Otherwise, you can apply it to the dog’s coat two or three times a week. Apple cider vinegar will also make your Frenchie’s hair glossy and healthy. Vets recommend adding a spoon of this vinegar into the dog’s water bowl. Therefore, you can’t lose anything.