#5 TREATMENT & PREVENTION
Outings in warm weather often involve ticks and fleas on dogs, as well as injuries that may seem harmless, but actually are not. So be sure to check your dog after each outing.
S: What can be done to treat these parasites?
"Anyone who owns a dog should know how to treat their dog for parasites.
First of all, I advise a thorough brushing of your dog after the hunt to check for ticks and fleas. If parasites are present, there are treatments, collars, shampoos, and the like that can be purchased from a vet or specialty pet shop that will enable you to rid your dog of the parasites."
S: What are the other concerns that need to be addressed?
"One of the main points to watch out for is "spikelets". This grass-like plant known by different names in different regions i.e. espigons, crebassats, espangassats, voyageurs, and spigaous, etc., has the ability to cling to the animal's fur and progress to the inside of the animal's skin. One must therefore be very careful with this plant as it can also enter the respiratory tract. ”