Ticks and fleas are tiny parasites that enjoy feasting on the blood of your pets. Infected parasites may transmit a myriad of diseases to both you and your pet so it’s crucial that you keep them safe from these creatures.
In this article, we share some ways that you can spot ticks and fleas on your cats and dogs and the common diseases that they carry.
More importantly, we’ll introduce a natural and safe method of keeping these parasites away from your furkids!
How To Spot Ticks And Fleas
Ticks are small organisms about the size of a sesame seed. However, they can grow to the size of a pea after feeding on blood.
Due to their size, it’s possible to spot them with the naked eye. You may also feel for bumps on your pet’s skin for a sign of ticks.
On the other hand, fleas are difficult to spot without a microscope.
As both parasites cause skin redness and irritation, it may be a sign that your pet has fleas or ticks if you notice excessive scratching.
Diseases And Infections Caused By Ticks and Fleas
Ticks and fleas can spread illnesses and infections to both you and your pets.
Some of the common diseases and side effects include Lyme disease, anaemia and tapeworms.
Lyme disease is most commonly spread by ticks and could lead to serious health conditions in both pets and humans if left untreated.
In fact, Lyme disease is often fatal to dogs as it can result in kidney failure.
- Appetite loss
- Swollen joints
Your dog or cat could also become infected with tapeworms, a type of intestinal parasite, after consuming a flea carrying tapeworm larvae.
While this parasite isn’t typically harmful to your pet, it could cause significant discomfort.
- Scooting (more common in dogs)
- Weight loss
Your pets, in particular your cats, may suffer from anaemia after being infected with fleas as these parasites can feed on a large amount of blood.
- Pale gums
Preventing Ticks And Fleas On Dogs And Cats
Preventing these parasite infestations protects both you and your pets from flea and tick-borne diseases.
As a pet owner, the best way you can do this is with a natural tick and flea repellent from TICKLESS!
TICKLESS Ultrasonic Tick and Flea Repeller
TICKLESS Ultrasonic Tick and Flea Repeller is an all-natural repellent device for dogs and cats. It protects your pets from ticks and fleas and comes in a variety of colours such as black, purple, orange and beige.
How It Works
This device releases ultrasonic pulses with a minimum frequency of 40kHz. This frequency is not audible to pets and humans as it is beyond their hearing range.
By attaching the repellent to your dog or cat’s collar, the ultrasonic waves will disorient ticks and fleas within a 1.5m radius and deter them from coming near your pets.
The TICKLESS Ultrasonic Tick and Flea Repeller is suitable for all kinds of pets including young, weak, elderly and pregnant pets. It is also environmentally friendly and free of odours and fragrances.
The TICKLESS technology is scientifically proven to be effective in keeping ticks and fleas away from pets. It is also effective in preventing the infestations in dogs from worsening.
For pets of all sizes
The repellent device comes in two sizes, original and mini, so you can choose a device that best suits your pet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is TICKLESS 100% effective?
Based on a study by VCA Animal Hospitals, it was found that the TICKLESS device is 94% effective against ticks and 88% effective against fleas.
However, it is unsuitable for removing these parasites if your pet is already infected.
Is the TICKLESS repellent device waterproof?
The device is moisture resistant and can be used in rainy weather.
If it is accidentally soaked in water, it should be dried with cold air from a hairdryer. While the battery life may be affected, the device is likely to continue working well if dried out immediately.
Can I carry the repellent device in my pocket or attach it under my pet’s clothes?
You are not advised to keep the device in your pocket or attach it under any clothes as it will obstruct the ultrasonic pulses.
How long does the device last?
The device can last for 6 to 12 months under typical weather conditions.
Once the device is no longer working, you should replace it. It is best not to change the battery as the device may be damaged in the process.
If you prefer a rechargeable device, you can opt for the TICKLESS MINI.
Can I use other flea or tick repellents on top of the TICKLESS device?
Yes! You can use other flea or tick repellents on top of the TICKLESS device. This will help to add an additional layer of protection for your pets!
Keep Your Pets Safe From Ticks And Fleas
Prevention is better than cure.
By ensuring that these parasites stay away from your pets, they can remain healthy and free of these diseases.
This article was brought to you by TICKLESS.