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How to Combat Your Dog’s Fleas
If there’s one very challenging and filthy reality about owning a dog, it’s the fact that fleas will eventually show up and attack them. The thing with fleas is that even if you maintain a clean environment and even if your dog is completely healthy and groomed, they always will find a way to crawl to your furry friend because they need them as a source of food and shelter. The truth is fleas are everywhere, and all types and breeds of dog are affected by it, regardless of where they’re located or the kind of climate they live in.
Fortunately for you, a dog flea problem is very treatable. In reality, you need to address it the soonest time possible because the one thing you want to avoid is allowing the pesky insects to crawl and transfer to human inhabitants in your home.
Continue reading our tips below for you to successfully control the situation and prevent it from escalating.
1 – The first and most important reminder is to make sure you’re dealing with fleas.
So, if you see your dog scratching very often, it’s not enough proof that it has fleas, although it’s one of the major indicators. The same scratching habit may actually be caused by skin infection or food allergy. A better evidence of the presence of fleas is excrement, which in turn will appear like dirt on the dog’s skin.
2 – Give the dog the treatment it needs.
The moment you figure out it’s really fleas that’s bothering your dog, the next step is to find a cure as soon as possible. Keep in mind that every time you ignore it, the more likely your dog will suffer from it. The choice is yours: whether you plan on heading to the local veterinary clinic or you just go straight to the supermarket to buy the best flea medicine for dogs available. But you do have to be extra careful in giving medicine to your dog because you might have purchased a cheap product with no information on possible allergic reactions.
3 – Give some attention to your home when it comes to treatment.
It’s a common mistake to believe that once your dog is flea free, then the problem is solved. As we talked about earlier, fleas will always be around, no matter how clean and well-groomed your dog is. Therefore, if you really want to get rid of them for a long while, be sure your property is treated with the appropriate chemicals and then use vacuum and water to clean the edges, tight spaces, corners, and every single area where fleas can hide.
So even if fleas are known for their persistence, you still can defeat them if you just follow our tips above.