Fleas are the bane of every pet parent. These insectoid parasites are infamous for the irritation and harm they bring to our beloved pets. However, these jumping bloodsuckers are masters of survival and persist on your pet for may feel like an eternity. Stay tuned to learn more about fleas and how you can put a stop to your dog’s itchy torment.
Below are three general guidelines to keep you and your pup as flea free as possible:
- Take the Initiative to Prevent: The best strategy to deal with a flea infestation is to stop one from starting in the first place. There are many products and veterinarian medications to choose from, such as flea collars or over-the-counter topical ointments. If you are worried about the effects of these products, always consult with your local veterinarian to ease your worries. But these products are your first line of defense for protecting your dog’s body from these itchy bloodsuckers.
- Examine Your Dog: Don’t wait for symptoms to manifest before acting. With some preventative examination, you can save your dog a lot of discomforts. If your dog frequents the outdoors, especially during active flea season, it’s imperative that you check your dog regularly. Ideally using a fine-toothed comb, you will be able to quickly parse through your dog’s fur and find any unwelcome hitchhikers.
- Keep Your Home Clean: Don’t limit your vigilance to your dog only. Fleas are very survivable critters and will quickly infest a home if you are not prepared. Whip out your cleaning supplies and get to vacuuming bedding and mowing your lawn. A clean household environment is ideal to keep fleas away from you and your pet.
To conclude, It’s essential as pet parents that we never underestimate a flea infestation or ignore our pet’s when they are showing symptoms. Fleas can cause dogs extreme discomfort, and at worst jeopardize the health of an otherwise happy dog.
We’ll Give Your Pet Relief At Exceptional Pets
If your pet is suffering from an enduring flea infestation, don’t hesitate to bring them over to Exceptional Pets for some much-needed relief and attention. Fleas commonly carry other parasites such as tapeworms, so if your pup is suffering from a severe infestation, a checkup is highly advisable to maintain their quality of life. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to call to schedule an appointment today.
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