This post is sponsored by Mirum, PetArmor Plus, and Target, but opinions expressed are my own.
There is truly nothing better than a dog and I’ll admit, Jeff and I might be a little too obsessed with our pup, Rory. We live in the ‘burbs, so often times, especially during the spring, summer, and fall, we’ll take Rory on walks on one of the many woodsy paths throughout the area.
Last year, after returning from an outdoor excursion with Rory, I noticed a tick on our bed. Rory often naps on mine and Jeff’s bed, both during the day and at night, so I knew it had to have come from him. At the time, I was a bit nervous because I was about four months pregnant, and scared about the possibility of being bitten by a tick. Of course, a week later, I did indeed find a tick on my leg, and had to go to the doctor to get my blood tested to ensure I didn’t have lyme disease, especially while growing our baby Isla.
Living in New England, it’s common to find ticks on pets, but looking back on that experience, I wish we had thought to research and invest in a product that would have protected ourselves and Rory from those pesky bugs. My advice for current and future pet parents? Spend time on this, as you don’t want to find yourself at the vet all the time.
Recently, now that we’re heading into spring and outdoors more often, we started using PetArmor Plus on Rory. I picked it up at my local Target and its both an easy and affordable way to treat the problem and also prevent future problems. But, learned that because fleas and ticks can be present year round, even in colder climates, laying dorman for several months (eeek!), it’s recommended to treat your furry friend each month throughout the entire year, rather than just seasonally.
If you do end up investing in PetArmor Plus, it only take a few minutes to apply & I’ve included a few directions below. One thing to remember — if you do have children (like we do!), keep your dog away from them for about 24-hours. You don’t want them petting their furry friend and getting the solution on their hands.
How to Apply on Your Dog:
– Remove product tubes from the package.
– Separate one tube from the others.
– Hold the tube with notched end pointing up and away from the face and body. Use scissors to cut off the narrow end at the notches along the line.
– Invert tube over dog and use open end to part your dog’s hair.
– Squeeze tube firmly to apply all of the solution to the dog’s skin as a spot to the dog’s back between the shoulder blades.
– Keep treated pets apart from each other, other pets and children for 24 hours after treatment and until the product is dry. This helps prevent pets from ingesting the topical by licking or grooming one another.
To get PetArmor Plus for you dog or cat, it’s available now at Target locations nationwide and on Target.com.