Despite its thickness, the coat of a dog does not protect it against mosquitoes. The insect infiltrates to sting the animal, exactly as in humans. How to protect your dog from mosquitoes? We explain it to you.
APPLY MOSQUITO REPELLENT TO DOGS
The best way to protect your dog from mosquitoes. Use mosquito repellent for your dog! If you live in a high-risk area or if you go on vacation with your 4-legged friend, the first protection is to apply a mosquito repellent for dogs. This repellent is available in the form of collars or pipettes. Easy to apply, the pipettes repel and radically eliminate flying insects.
All you have to do is choose the dose adapted to the weight of your animal. In addition to mosquitoes, they can also protect against other pests such as fleas and embedded fully ticks on dogs, biting flies, or sandflies. The repellent action can last up to several weeks, depending on the concentration and mode of action of the pest control.
AVOID WALKING YOUR PET IN A RISK AREA
To improve the effectiveness of mosquito repellent for dogs, limit walks in areas infested by these pests such as bodies of water. When going out at night, avoid places with tall grass and wet areas. Mosquitoes are particularly active in the evening and after dark.
PROTECT YOUR HOME AGAINST MOSQUITOES
To keep these pests away from your dog – and also get rid of them at the same time – you can treat your home against mosquitoes using repellents. There are also other solutions to get rid of mosquitoes such as:
- install mosquito nets on the windows.
- use natural repellents (essential oils of lavender, lemon balm, lemongrass, etc.).
- place a fan near his bedding.
GET YOUR DOG VACCINATED
There is no vaccine against mosquitoes. On the other hand, you can have your pet vaccinated against leishmaniasis, a serious parasitic disease caused by small gnats that look like mosquitoes: sandflies. These biting insects are rampant from April to October in the United States. They are particularly active in the south of the United States and the San Diego regions, but they are now spreading and gaining almost all of the United States.
You can also use an organic tick remover for cats to get the job done without any trouble. If you live in an area at risk, it is recommended to have your dog vaccinated. Vaccination is possible from the age of 6 months. Attention! Keep in mind that this vaccine does not dispense with an anti-mosquito and anti-phlebotomine treatment adapted for your dog.