DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST HIKE?
Sika is our puppy / adventure dog! She has already been paddling down the river with us and today she shared the trail with us for her first hike. We started her off with a short 3.2 miles and she rocked it!
Part of taking her out there though is knowing what we have exposed her to. We came home and she received a quick bath with Dawn soap just in case any bugs or ticks had got on her. We are strong believers in Dawn for ticks and bugs. After about 20 minutes we noticed a small tick embedded right up over her eye, the area we don’t wash with the soap. So, we grabbed a q-tip with a drop of peppermint oil on it and touched the tick with it, not that easily done since our puppy didn’t like us getting that close to her eye with something. Seconds later though, the tick was crawling across her face and we captured it and disposed of it. What a relief!