Have you been out hiking with your dog already? If you haven't, it's time to hit the trails! But don't forget to protect your best friend against blood-born illnesses, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Rose geranium oil comes from South Africa. It's a very precious, but extremely powerful deterrent to ticks. We've combined rose geranium oil with mosquito-repelling lemongrass and lavender oils to create effe...ctive, organic tick and skeeter repellent.
Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital's Apothecary Tick and Mosquito Repellent comes in a coat spray (shown above - $19) that you can spray all over your best buddy's coat (avoid the eyes please!)
We have also created a powerful rose geranium oil blend ($21), to put on a bandana or in a drop between your pet's shoulder blades. Both products smell extremely floral... but as long as they are smelling, they will repel many of the ticks hiding in long grass and bushes.
To kill ticks, on the other hand, we recommend the prescription pharmaceutical Bravecto. It's a new product that protects dogs against three types of ticks (+fleas) in one chewable dose, effective for three months. This medication does require a prescription from a veterinarian who has seen your pet in the last year. If you haven't brought your pet to Dr. Jason at Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital before, we are happy to schedule you in for a health consultation and prescribe the appropriate treatment. If your pooch is a patient, you don't need an appointment - just sidle up to the counter Monday to Saturday and ask for the tick treatment.
If for some reason you do get a tick or your dog, just remember to "ease, not squeeze" it off, head and all. We do have little tick remover tools at the clinic to help.
Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital
2720 Richter Street, Kelowna