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4 Tips to Keep Ticks Away, Naturally

We can’t wait to get outside with warm weather right around the corner. But the warm weather also means ticks, fleas, and other pests are out. When it comes to avoiding ticks, harsh pesticide products may not be best for your pet. Instead, here are our best tips to avoid bringing those pesky hitchhikers home with you.

  • Add garlic to your pet’s diet. Garlic is a safe tick repellent for your pet. It’s antifungal, anti-parasitic, and a natural antibiotic that doesn’t destroy beneficial bacteria. Always give garlic with food so that it won’t irritate the gut lining. Serve your pet one fresh clove of garlic, finely chopped, per 30 pounds of body weight per day.
  • Use natural flea and tick preventatives
    • Internal powders. One of our favorite products is Earth Animal. Earth Animal doesn’t use synthetic chemicals and contains a unique combination of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
    • Topical Monthly Treatments. Earth Animal’s Herbal Flea & Tick Collar and Herbal Spot-On gently and powerfully repels and protects against ticks and fleas
  • Use a lint roller. After a walk, hike, or time spent outside, you can use a lint roller to quickly catch any ticks or fleas on the surface of your pet’s fur on their body and legs. One of our favorite lint rollers to use is from Messy Mutts.
  • Yard/home sprays. You can spray your yard or home to protect from ticks. When finding effective products, avoid those with harsh and harmful chemicals. We suggest using Wondercide or Skout’s Honor.

Want to learn more about the dangers of flea and tick season and the impact on our pets? Check out our blog post Signs and Symptoms of Tick-Borne Illness.

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Jenna enthusiastically joined our team in early 2021 bringing nearly a decade of pet industry knowledge and experience along with her. She is proud mom to cats Aerie and Spook who are both credited with her interest into pet nutrition. Quickly Jenna realized that there was a lot to be desired for honest, unbiased and accurate information within the industry and she knew she wanted to help change that. Much like the team at NPP she believes in the value individualized diet, fresh food and tailored advice can provide for overall health, regardless of age. She also is the mom to 4 sugar gliders, Crumb, Crosby, Bindi and Gatsby which helps bring additional small animal knowledge to our robust team. When she’s not helping pet parents at NPP Jenna can be found hiking with her husband Adam, horseback riding and painting pet portraits.

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