When one owns a pet, they become part of their family, and it is also our responsibility to ensure that we keep our pets healthy by limiting infestation by pets. Different parasites usually infest dogs, but fleas are the most common external parasites and apart from infesting your dog, fleas also infest human beings. Ticks may not be as popular as the fleas as part of pests which infest dogs, but they may turn to be dangerous to your dog and your family as well. The ticks when infesting your dog, they can transmit different diseases such as Lyme and Fever thus the need to put measures in place to prevent their infestation. For ticks as well as the fleas to thrive, the favorable condition include high humidity of 50% and also relatively high temperature, and thus fleas infestation 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. It is also easier to limit infestation by ticks as one needs to use tweezers to remove the ticks since tweezers will give you a closer gasp to the skin. After one has removed the ticks, they can also clean the bitten area using an effective 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. There is the need for one to put in place measures which will keep their pets flea-free and when you are seeking to protect your dog from the pests it is advisable to treat them when the spring season starts.
When out to limit pest infestation, treating the dog alone may not be the solution, but one also needs to treat their dog’s environment as well. 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 your dog is infested with fleas, and you will also need to treat other pets to help you eliminate the fleas in their life cycles. 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.