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It’s that time of year again—the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. It’s also time for nasty fleas and ticks to rear their heads and wreak havoc on you and your pets. What do you need to know this flea and tick season, and how can you help protect your furry family members best?



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I use Nexgard currently. But when I'm areas I know are bad for fleas and especially ticks, I take a flea comb to my dogs before getting in the car. Fair Hill MD is really bad and they have double stepped platforms to make it easy for people to get on their horses. I put my dogs on that and flea comb them out thoroughly to make sure I get any fleas or ticks off my dog and before they could potentially fall off in the car and find their way to me.

Just be careful not to fall for people telling to bathe your dog with dish soap, especially Dawn as they are hard grease cutters and can really wreck the dogs skin and coat but really the skin. It will kill fleas, but sometimes at the expense of the skin which then takes time to repair on it's own.

Better off using an all natural kill on contact flea shampoo like de fleas by natural chemistry
 
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