Guide to Flea Treatments in Pets.
Your pet can get stressed by free bites which are always itchy. The fleas saliva can also cause dermatitis on your pets skin. The itchy bites will results to pets constantly scratching their bodies leading to hair loss and other skin problems. A lot of fleas on young pets such as puppies and kitten can suck a lot of their blood hence causing anemia. The tape worms inside the fleas cab be passed to your animals if they swallow fleas.
The behavior of your pet can easily tell you if they have fleas. Cats infested by fleas are restless and do more scratching on some areas of the body. Another observable behavior in cats is often shaking of the head and constant scratching of their years. 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. Pets and other animals are less disturbed by fleas when winters come. Fleas are killed by extremely cold temperatures or are left lying dormant until warm weather returns. Pets living in warm areas can have fleas all over the 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 flea treatment is an effective method with no harmful side effects to pets but users should follow the label instructions for dosage guidelines before using them. By properly reading the lable,you can easily differentiate the the dogs products from the cats products.
Finding the best flea control method is a difficult task for consumers because new products are always coming out. Safety is another issue that pet owners are considering because kids regularly come into contact with pets thus exposing them to the chemicals used to control flea in the pets. After touching pets, children can put the hands in the mouth thus ingesting the chemicals or the chemicals can get absorbed into their bodies through the skin. The best way is to visit your veterinarian so as to get their advice on flea treatment.