Saving Your Pet From Fleas.
Your pet can get stressed by free bites which are always itchy. Apart from that, they can cause dermatitis in pets through their saliva. When pets constantly scratch their bodies because of the itchy flea bites, they end up losing their hair or injuring their skin. Fleas feasting on young pets such as puppies and kittens blood can cause anemia when out of control. Pets may also swallow fleas and get infected with tapeworms found inside the fleas.
You can know when your pet has fleas by observing on how it behaves. It is typical for cats infested with fleas to be restless and do more scratching on some parts of their body. Another observable behavior in cats is often shaking of the head and constant scratching of their years. Though licking of hair coats is common in cats, excessive licking can be a way of showing the possibility of fleas. A flea comb would work well in confirming whether the pets has flea when run through their hair pulling out fleas hiding under the haircoat.
You need different amount of time and resources dedicated to fighting fleas during different climates. Pets and other animals are less disturbed by fleas when winters come. The freezing temperatures can either kill the fleas or leave them lying dormant until warm weather returns. The pets in warmer climates will always find themselves battling fleas for the whole 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 comes in the form of liquids squeezed on the skins of dogs and cats mainly on the soulder blades and at the back. Some “spot-ons” come in form of collars such as the 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.
Finding the best flea control method is a difficult task for consumers because new products are always coming out. Safety is another issue that pet owners are considering because kids regularly come into contact with pets thus exposing them to the chemicals used to control flea in the pets. 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.