Resources – Getting Started & Next Steps

September 22, 2017

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What You Should If Your Dog Has Fleas

One of the most challenging things about owning a dog is that there eventually will come a time when fleas attack. As much as you’ve made all possible precautions like maintaining a clean environment and grooming your dog, you literally can’t completely rid your property with fleas because the moment they see and smell the scent of a dog, they come crawling fast. The truth is fleas are everywhere, and all types and breeds of dog are affected by it, regardless of where they’re located or the kind of climate they live in.

But the good news is there are several ways you can treat your dog’s flea ailment. In reality, you need to address it the soonest time possible because the one thing you want to avoid is allowing the pesky insects to crawl and transfer to human inhabitants in your home.

Here’s a bunch of tips for you to regain control and get rid of those dirty and annoying little insects:

1 – The first and most important reminder is to make sure you’re dealing with fleas.

So, if you see your dog scratching very often, it’s not enough proof that it has fleas, although it’s one of the major indicators. The same scratching habit may actually be caused by skin infection or food allergy. A more sufficient proof is the existence of excrement, which in this case will become very obvious because it appears like dirt on the animal’s skin.

2 – Give the dog the treatment it needs.

The moment you figure out it’s really fleas that’s bothering your dog, the next step is to find a cure as soon as possible. Bear in mind that you can’t afford another couple of days of delays because your dog is suffering from it every single day. The choice is yours: whether you plan on heading to the local veterinary clinic or you just go straight to the supermarket to buy the best flea medicine for dogs available. But be careful when buying treatment for your canine buddy because some of the cheap ones don’t provide any allergic reaction information in their labels.

3 – Your home needs treatment, too.

A common mistake from many pet owners is when they feel totally confident and relieved that the problem is solved once their dogs are flea free. If you can recall, we talked about how fleas are so persistent that even if you clean and bathe your dog as often as you can, they still will find a way to get to them. Therefore, if you really want to get rid of them for a long while, be sure your property is treated with the appropriate chemicals and then use vacuum and water to clean the edges, tight spaces, corners, and every single area where fleas can hide.

At the end of the day, fleas are no match for you if you simply follow these tips.