Ticks, Fleas & Skunks

Summer is finally here!!! With this, we worry about skunks, ticks and mosquitoes. Here are some tidbits to help in dealing with them!

Lint Roller for Ticks

  • Once you come in from being outdoors in the woods or where you know ticks are around, run a lint roller on them (or you!) to catch them before they attach.

Lint Roll the Ticks Away

Bug/Flea Spray/Oil*

  • Place 4 drops per 5 kg of body weight onto a bandana daily and 1-2 drops per 5kg to the base of the tail
  • Mix together
    • 15 mls of sweet almond oil
    • 4 drops of lavender
    • 1 drop of citronella
    • 5 drops of peppermint
    • 3 drops of lemon
    • 2 drops of clary sage
  • Store in an amber bottle
  • This is not for cats. A lot of essential oils are toxic to cats; please contact your veterinarian before applying/administering any.

*Fougère, Barbara. The Pet Lover’s Guide to Natural Healing for Cats & Dogs. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2006. Print

"Is that a mosquito?"

Homemade Skunk Remedy

  • 1 L of peroxide
  • 1/4 Cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon dish soap
  • Apply to dry coat and let sit for 10 minutes then rinse.


Do you have any tricks that can be helpful this summer? Leave us a comment! And if you would like more information on tick/flea/heartworm prevention, please call us at 506-389-2121.

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