When you own any pet, it is your responsibility to ensure that your pet is safe and healthy by limiting infestation by pests since the pets are part of our family. 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. 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.
One doesn’t have to struggle to identify when their pets are infested with fleas as the dogs keep scratching. Another indicator that your pet has been infested with fleas is when the owner can spot little critters as well as white and black grains on the dog’s skin where the ‘grains’ are eggs of the fleas. It is also not difficult for any homeowner to diagnose that their pet has been infested by ticks as they will be able to spot them on the dog’s skin. When you seek to limit infestation by ticks; it is advisable to use tweezers to remove the ticks as they are more accurate in removing the ticks and will get a closer grasp on the pet’s skin. When you have removed the ticks, you need to clean the bite area using an antiseptic. The effects of flea infestation may be more than scratching as the fleas can lead to bacterial infections and even anemia 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 treating your pet against flea infestation, ensure that you also treat the carpet, the yards, your dog’s bedding and also your car to effectively limit infestation. When you seek to limit infestation, you also need to remove fleas from other pets in your compound. It is easier for any homeowner to diagnose when they pets are infested with ticks and fleas and there is also dependable treatments which will help you eliminate the pests such as Advecta.