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PetLock Reports on Fleas and Ticks and the Problems They Bring

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(Eagle, Idaho) Female fleas consume up to 15 times their body weight in blood in a single day. Within 35 to 48 hours of the first meal, the flea then lays eggs, and the problem increases. Over time, the flea lays as many as 2,000 eggs, which means an infestation can occur in a very short period of time. Pet owners need to take action to prevent this problem from developing in their home and yard, and PetLock ( can be of help.

“Flea and tick medications tend to be expensive. A pet owner may put off purchasing these products until a problem has developed, yet doing so can be unwise. As fleas do reproduce so rapidly, what appears to be a minor issue can quickly become a major problem. PetLock offers flea and tick medications and preventative measures at affordable prices, so every pet owner can protect their animal without hurting their budget,” staff members at PetLock (pet-lock.com) state.

Treating a home or pet one time isn’t an effective way of dealing with fleas. Scientists have found that fleas have been around for roughly 100 million years, thus they have adapted to changes in the environment and preventative measures used to control them. In fact, there are now more than 2,000 species and subspecies of this pest have been identified so far. In the United States, most animals are plagued by the Cat flea, one specific species.

“When fleas attack a pet, they may contract tapeworms, develop anemia or become allergic to the saliva left behind by the flea. This can bring about extreme itchiness and irritation. The pet cannot tell the owner what is wrong, thus a trip to the vet may be needed. Preventing a flea infestation is less expensive, therefore every pet owner should ensure their pet is protected year round,” the staff explains.

Fleas aren’t the only concern of pet owners. As of now, more than 800 tick species have been identified, and tick saliva contains proteins designed to prevent the host from being aware it has been bitten. Therefore, the pet’s immune system doesn’t know it has been compromised.

“A pet can become very ill after being bitten by a tick. In fact, some pets may become paralyzed following a bite of this type. Protect your animal from fleas and ticks year round to prevent these problems. PetLock makes it affordable to do so and offers a wide range of products to meet the needs of all,” the staff declares.

About PetLock:

Dogs and cats have unique needs when it comes to their flea and tick products. PetLock understands this and provides a range of quality products to meet these needs at affordable prices. In many cases, PetLock products contain the same ingredients as the leading brands, but cost significantly less. Regardless of where a person wants to kill fleas and ticks, in the home or yard, there is a PetLock product, and the same is true for those who are looking to prevent fleas and ticks in the future.

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