Saving Your Pet From Fleas.
Fleas can be a cause of stress to your pet because of the itchy bites. The fleas can also cause dermatitis in pets through their saliva. Pets with fleas constantly scratch their bodies because of the itchy bites and can end up losing their hair or getting other skin complications. A lot of fleas on young pets such as puppies and kitten can suck a lot of their blood hence causing anemia. When ingested, fleas can pass tapeworms inside them to your pet.
The best way to know when your pet has fleas is observing its behaviors. Fleas makes cats to look restless and to constantly scratch some parts of their bodies. Another observable behavior in cats is often shaking of the head and constant scratching of their years. Cats regularly lick their hair coat but too much licking can be another sign of potential fleas. You can run a flea comb through the pets hair to confirm if they have fleas because the comb pulls the fleas hiding under the hair coat.
The time and resources you need to fight fleas can be determined by the climate you live in. When it is extremely cold,pets and other animals have no fleas. Very cold temperatures can either kill the fleas or make them dormant for that period until warm weather returns. Pets living in warm areas can have fleas all over the year. The best way to get rid of fleas is to continue treatment even during cold seasons because fleas can get into the house to escape the cold outside and attack our pets.
Many flea control products such as pills,collars,shampoos and spot on treatments are available in the market. Spot on treatments are applied on pets shoulders and backs and they come in liquid form. The “spot-ons” can be a collar product such as PetAction flea medicine for cats. Spot-on treatment for fleas can prove to be a more effective method with no harmful side effects to the pet if users read guidelines carefully and use the correct doses as prescribed by the manufacturers. Dogs spot-on treatments can be differentiated from those ment for cats by proper reading og the product’s label.
Chosing between flea control methods have become a challenging task for consumers because of the emergence of new products in the market. Consumers are also considering the safety of their kids because kids will always touch their pets thus exposing them to the chemicals used in flea control. Children can put the hands into the mouth swallowing the chemicals after touching pets or chemicals absorbed into their bodies through the skin. You can get advice on the best and most safe product from your veterinarian.