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Preventing the Pets from Fleas
Pets are a good companion and most people love to keep them in their homes apart from that at times they can be affected by pests. The season and the place that one lives in are factors upon which the pests that affect the pets depend on. The pets will be affected by some pests such as the fleas which can be a big problem. In warmer climates fleas can be a concern all year long. A concern for the pets and family health they usually are. In some colder areas the pests can give someone together with their pets a resting time but that does not mean that they will not be back. Actually during the warmer season they will be back since they will always look for their next home during such times.
A lot of health concerns for the pets are caused by the fleas and they include; anemia, flea allergy dermatitis an many more. A very common disease in pets such as cats and dogs is flea allergy dermatitis and it is associated with flea bites. The skin disease causes a lot of itching and scratching which in turn leads to hair loss in the pets. Also associated with flea bites on the other hand is anemia. Signs of anemia in an animal can be; weariness, pale skin, chills and shortness of breath. By avoiding the pets from full infestation from the flea maybe during peak seasons can help in achieving a lasting impact towards the animals’ health and happiness. The signs that one’s pet has fleas infestations can be noticeable skin problems such as hair loss, hot spots and rashes. If the pet suffers from serious allergic reactions the saliva from fleas can cause this. Usually this is a common sign of fleas in any animal.
Black peppered spots on the fur or the skin of the animal can be as a result of flea dirt. A combination of the flea waste and blood that develops as the flea bites and sucks blood out of the pets is the flea dirt. A brownish-red stain will be left if a moist towel is passed over it and therefore if one is not sure whether the spots are flea dirt they should pass a moist towel over it. Excessive chewing and scratching is another sign that an animal is infested with fleas. On the animals an itching sensation is caused by the saliva that is secreted by the fleas which results to a lot of scratching. The skin of the animal can be caused by scratching to get injuries and have wounds and also can cause flea allergy dermatitis and other secondary bacterial skin infections because of the open wounds.