Pets can bring in "unwanted guests"
From such excursions, dogs (as well as cats and other pets) can bring home uninvited visitors such as fleas or ticks: Parasites that can endanger the health of humans and pets. In addition, especially in bad weather, vast amounts of dirt and grime stick to paws and hair. To protect the living environment both from the annoying parasites and from too much dirt, only consistent hygiene management will help. Here are a few important tips:
In order to spare the environment completely from contamination and to maintain hygienic conditions, only regular cleaning measures will help: Cushions and blankets for the dog are best made of easy-care materials that can be washed at 60 degrees. High-quality tiles made of porcelain are particularly suitable as floor material. With their sophisticated designs, they not only match any ambience - thanks to their smooth, closed surface, they can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth using a cleaning agent adapted to the dirt. Both dirt and parasites are removed thoroughly and easily. Without the slightest chance of residue being left behind in small gaps, high-pile materials or joints.
If you are lucky and have a patient dog, you can remove wetness and the coarsest dirt with a short shower and towels immediately after the walk. But when the wet, dirty hair has dried out after a while, mountains of sand still trickle into the basket and onto the floor. The reason: many dogs have several layers of hair, regardless of the length of the coat. Underneath the top layer is a dense undercoat that absorbs dirt. Only with constant care of the hair can you ensure a lifetime of cleanliness: dirt that gets stuck in the coat, but also loose hairs can be removed by regular brushing.
Long-lasting protection against fleas and ticks is provided by parasite collars and spot-on preparations that are dripped into the neck of the pet's coat. Although they usually protect for several months, the pet and its environment should be closely monitored: Ticks also seek out humans as hosts and can transmit dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease with their bite. Once fleas have settled in the house, the females produce up to 50 eggs per day, which then become fleas, fleas and new fleas again.