Pets are part of our families, but it is also our responsibility to ensure that safety of our pets from pest infestation. Fleas are the most common parasites when it comes to dogs and apart from infesting your dog, fleas will also infest human beings where they dine on your ankles. Ticks are also popular external parasites which infest your dog but they are also harmful when they infest your dog, but they won’t only harm your dog but also as to your family. The ticks when infesting your dog, they can transmit different diseases such as Lyme and Fever thus the need to put measures in place to prevent their infestation. Fleas, and ticks infestation is common when the conditions are humid, with over 50% humidity, and also the high temperatures and thus their infestation is common during the spring season.
It is very easy for any pet owner to diagnose when they pet is infested with fleas as the dog will tend to keep scratching. Another way of detecting when your dog has been infested by fleas is by checking their skin to identify any spots which look like grains on the skin of your pet as the black and white grains are actually eggs of the fleas. It is also easier to diagnose tick infestation as it is essential to spot one or more ticks on your dog’s skin. It is also easier to limit infestation by ticks as one needs to use tweezers to remove the ticks since tweezers will give you a closer gasp to the skin. After you have successfully removed the ticks, it is advisable to clean the area using a suitable antiseptic. Although a dog will only react by scratching when they are infested with fleas, there are other effects such bacterial infections and anemia especially to small puppies. There is the need for one to put in place measures which will keep their pets flea-free and when you are seeking to protect your dog from the pests it is advisable to treat them when the spring season starts.
There is the need to note that when flea problem exists in your home, it may prove to be unhelpful to treat your dog alone. When treating your pet against flea infestation, ensure that you also treat the carpet, the yards, your dog’s bedding and also your car to effectively limit infestation. When your dog is infested with fleas, and you will also need to treat other pets to help you eliminate the fleas in their life cycles. As much as one won’t struggle to identify when your pet is infested, you will also not struggle to find the right treatment as there are several treatments which will help you eliminate them and help your pet live a trouble-free life.