Saving Your Pet From Fleas.
Fleas can be a cause of stress to your pet because of the itchy bites. The fleas saliva can also cause dermatitis on your pets skin. When pets constantly scratch their bodies because of the itchy flea bites, they end up losing their hair or injuring their skin. Fleas feasting on young pets such as puppies and kittens blood can cause anemia when out of control. When ingested, fleas can pass tapeworms inside them to your pet.
The best way to know when your pet has fleas is observing its behaviors. Fleas makes cats to look restless and to constantly scratch some parts of their bodies. The cats will also have a tendency of shaking their heads or scratching their years regularly. Cats regularly lick their hair coat but too much licking can be another sign of potential fleas. You can run a flea comb through the pets hair to confirm if they have fleas because the comb pulls the fleas hiding under the hair coat.
The climate in which you live determines the time and resources you need to fight fleas. During winters, pets and animals are less disturbed by fleas. Fleas are killed by extremely cold temperatures or are left lying dormant until warm weather returns. The pets in warmer climates will always find themselves battling fleas for the whole year. It is not advisable for pet owners to stop fleas treatment during cold seasons because fleas might escape the cold outside and find refuge in your warm pets and houses.
Many flea control products such as pills,collars,shampoos and spot on treatments are available in the market. Spot on treatments comes in the form of liquids squeezed on the skins of dogs and cats mainly on the soulder blades and at the back. The “spot-ons” can be a collar product such as PetAction flea medicine for cats. Spot-on treatment for fleas can prove to be a more effective method with no harmful side effects to the pet if users read guidelines carefully and use the correct doses as prescribed by the manufacturers. The label will help you differentiate if the product is for use in dogs or in cats.
Finding the best flea control method is a difficult task for consumers because new products are always coming out. Consumers are also considering the safety of their kids because kids will always touch their pets thus exposing them to the chemicals used in flea control. Kids have a risk of getting chemicals used to control pests in pets in their body after touching them either through ingestion or direct absoption through the skin. The best way is to visit your veterinarian so as to get their advice on flea treatment.