Dog care ways, prevention of flea and eliminate it

Dog care ways, prevention of flea and eliminate it

Dogs get fleas in and around the house and in the vicinity of other animals that have fleas.

Fleas can also grow and reproduce in a home where there are no pets, it is enough to have spaces for shelter near and around the home (such as the yard or basement and attic). Wild animals can also be a source of flea growth and reproduction.

Dogtoa.com discusses how dogs can become infected with fleas, dog care ways, prevention of flea and eliminate it.

First of all, we need to recognize the existence of fleas

The appearance of fleas

They are smaller than one millimeter in size.

The body of the flea is wingless and hard.

Their color is dark brown.

The hind legs are longer than the front legs.

The fleas do not fly, they jump from the host animal to another animal.

Diseases caused by fleas

Severe and sudden itching in the bitten area can cause infection and hair loss.

Fleas can transmit tapeworms contamination.

Fleas can lead to the transmission of plague from wild animals to dogs.

Fleas generally prefer to feed on animals than anything else. 

Small, tiny red marks may be a sign of fleas presenter in our dog body and hair.

After feeding, the female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day.  Eggs usually sit on pets hair, also could fall to the ground, carpets, furniture, and other areas where your dog move.

These eggs can penetrate the larvae of worms in these areas and eventually grow there and become an adult flea and resume the life cycle.

Cycle of flea life , home ways to fight fleas

You can control the attack of fleas yourself, there are various anti fleas and good medications that you can buy from pet shopes or pet pharmacies, but it is very important that you read the full product instructions before use it. In addition, it is recommended that better for dog owners to consult their veterinarian before taking any measures.

The best ways to control and deal with fleas that cause annoyance and disease in our dogs

Eliminate adult fleas from the body of dogs

This is achieved through the treatment of a pet with the help of a product on the advice of a veterinarian or pet store. Although special soaps, shampoos and combs are available, dog lovers are advised to consult their veterinarian even before using these products.

Clean your home from flea larvae

Sweep and wash any part of home where the dog is, especially the sleeping areas.

Clean the habitat from fleas by spraying

Fleas are present on carpets, furniture and other household items. Use insect repellent sprays to eliminate fleas inside and outside of your and your dog habibat.

Keep in mind that the toxins that can be used to remove fleas inside and outside the home are usually of two different types that you can buy from pet shops. Also, use standard sprays that have a certified sanitary label and try to use insecticide sprays exactly according to the instructions on the product. Also, wait for the toxins released from the insecticide spray to dry completely, (usually between 3 and 5 hours), then return the animals home. This is a very important time to make sure the home air is completely changed. Note that the cleaned spaces should not be cleaned again for at least two weeks.

Prevent fleas from returning and multiplying

Although insecticides prevent larvae from growing and invading again, it is best to use flea control products to prevent fleas entering to home. These include a pill that is given to the dog once a month, or a collar that needs to be changed every six months, and may be a topical medication that should be used on skin and other parts of dog's body.

Use products that are standard and have a label that fits your dog's type and age.

You can also use some of these insecticides to kill ticks and fleas at the same time. Usually in the tropics, these insecticides should be consumed throughout the year, but in colder areas where insects are relatively inactive in the winter, the use of insecticides may be limited to a season when fleas are likely to attack. 

Dogtoa.com advisable you to consult a reputable veterinarian before taking any action.

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