Pets are part of our families, but it is also our responsibility to ensure that safety of our pets from pest infestation. With dogs, fleas are the most common external parasites and apart from the dogs they can also infest human beings dining on your ankles as well. Ticks may not be as common as fleas, but they are potentially dangerous to your dog and your family members. They have been known to transmit different diseases such as Lyme and fever thus the need to put in place measures to control their infestation. Both the fleas and the ticks will thrive at areas which enjoy high humidity of over 50% and also high temperatures and are common during the spring season.
It is easy for any individual owning a pet to diagnose flea infestation as the pet tends to keep scratching. Apart from scratching, one can also see little critters or white and black ‘grains’ with a size equivalent to sand grains on your dog’s skin which are eggs of the fleas. It is also easier to diagnose tick infestation as it is essential to spot one or more ticks on your dog’s skin. When you seek to limit tick’s infestation, you need to use tweezers as they are helpful in removing the ticks, and thus they will give you a closer grasp. When you have removed the ticks, you need to clean the bite area using an antiseptic. Although a dog will only react by scratching when they are infested with fleas, there are other effects such bacterial infections and anemia especially to small puppies. For any pet owner to limit the likeliness of infestation, they will need to make correct decisions concerning the best time to treat their pets and when the spring season starts, it is the best time to treat your pet.
There is the need to note that when flea problem exists in your home, it may prove to be unhelpful to treat your dog alone. When you seek to limit fleas infestation, you will need to treat the dog’s beddings, the carpets, yards and your car as well. When you seek to limit infestation, you also need to remove fleas from other pets in your compound. As much as one won’t struggle to identify when your pet is infested, you will also not struggle to find the right treatment as there are several treatments which will help you eliminate them and help your pet live a trouble-free life.