Pets become like family members and the love which they get from the owners is immense. The care is provided to them by their masters and the well being of the pet is also a point which they never compromise upon. Fleas often infest the pets like dogs and cats and cause itching to their skin. The problem may worsen and the animals may develop skin infections too. The fleas are found in moderate to summer climatic areas with 70% humidity levels. These cannot fly and travel to the host body from other animals by jumping or from environment to the host body.
Fleas are very small insects and the size may vary from being even smaller than the size of the apple seed or as big as a grain of rice. Not all itchiness on the body of the dog is an indication of fleas. The detection of flea infestation is also difficult but if the owner finds the poop of the flea which looks like small particles of dirt, then truly the animal is suffering from the flea infestation. There may be fleas in the premises also but first of all it is important to treat the dog/cat and get them rid of the insect which is causing trouble to their skin. They may also develop secondary skin infection.
If the dog licks of bites the flea, it is possible they may get tapeworms. Hence getting rid of the problem is an absolute necessary. If you do not manage to kill the eggs each flea leaves, and just the fleas they will end up coming right back. The administering of the spot-on medicine on the body has to be done with the assurance that the dog is not bathed for 4-5 in advance. The natural oils present in the bodies of the dog allows better treatment and following the administering of the medicine also, the animal should not bathe for 4-5 days so that the treatment is complete and the medicine does not get washed away.
Flea killing ointments are easily available over-the-counter along with the shampoos you will need. A good point to check up with the vet after removal, most vets offer flea treatment as well. Make sure you use the right product to not make the skin sensitive or dry with the animal.
Now is the time to treat the home as well. Vacuum the home properly and then application of the flea collar is a personal choice as it is laden with harsh chemicals. The service providing companies can offer both the treatment and the clients has to make the choice. Cleaning of the dog bed with hot water is also necessary and then it can be sun dried too. This will kill all the chemicals present in it and make it fit for use again. Beebe’s is offering noteworthy services in the related field.