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Flea treatment for your dog

Every pet owner knows that fleas are one of their biggest problems. Fleas can survive off of the blood of your dog and it is often difficult to spot them on your dog due to their fur. Fleas can also cause your dog to become anemic due to losing so much blood and they can transmit some pretty tough diseases into your dog. If your dog is sensitive to flea bites, it may end up having a mild skin irritation or in severe cases it may develop a severe allergic reaction resulting in baldness, intense itch and inflammation throughout its body. There are a lot of dog owner that are very confused right now as to what flea treatment to choose from the wide varieties of flea control products available in the market today. Flea treatment products ranges from flea comb, flea sprays, natural products, topical spot-on solutions, oral growth regulator or "birth control" pills for the fleas and more.

Your pet can pick up fleas everywhere especially when they are outdoors. Even if you don’t want it, your pets will be more than likely going to play host to fleas at some point in their lives. You can’t be sure that your dogs will not get any fleas. There is very little you can do to prevent this from happening since they can be found lurking anywhere just waiting for a suitable host to pass by but there are some things you can do to help prevent fleas from infesting and breeding in your home.

You can use a special flea comb to comb your pet each day, particularly after they have been outside during hot weather in order to help dislodge fleas and eggs from your pet's coat. If you just put a bit of oil onto the comb spines. This is very effective because those little parasites will get stuck to the comb. Keep a bowl of hot water close by when you do this so that you can instantly place any fleas directly into the water. You should also remember to pay attention to some hot spot areas like behind their ears, spots in between their toes, the fur in their armpits, and the spots under their neck. You can easily spot fleas when you place a white cloth or towel underneath your dog during combing. Fleas are notoriously hard to catch so don't expect to eradicate all your pets fleas in one combing.

Pure alcohol can help you in stunning the fleas as you brush out so you can effortlessly dump them into a cup of water to die. Empty the mug down the toilet to make sure that any fleas do not make it out. Giving bath to your pet regularly can minimize the flea problem of your dog but not when you are dealing with a major flea’s infestation. Some dig owners use special shampoos in the market that is made to killing fleas but these products are usually too toxic to use every day. Some alternative products available commercially are rosewood, cedar, or eucalyptus is better choice but you can't always rely on these to take care of minor flea problems. Another alternative in dealing with minor flea problem is cutting up lemons and squeezing the juice into a quart of water is, after it settles in a few hours you can put it into a clean spray bottle. A little spray across the body is usually enough to solve minor flea problem of your dog, just remember to avoid getting any spray into the eyes of your dog.

Consult a veterinarian when your dog’s flea problem has reached to flea infestation level. Veterinarian can analyze your pet’s condition and can properly prescribe medication for the infestation. There are many medicines available in the market that are safe for your pet like a diatomaceous earth or a Boron substance that you can use in your home. This is one of the cheapest ways to handle flea problems. Strong medication such as Advantage and Frontline can wipe out all of the adult fleas on your pet in hours while preventing outbreaks for up to 3 months. You just need a few drops onto your pet's shoulder and the special chemical will spread and cure on its own. Advantage and Frontline has little toxicity to your pet which makes it safe for your pet. Do not forget to be careful in handling such substances. These chemicals can harm you and your pet if used improperly. Ask your vet before you do anything or if you don’t understand anything about the product. Every flea control products on the market are not the same. Each have their own varying levels of effectiveness and kill different flea stages i.e. the eggs, larvae, and adults. One may be effective against the adult fleas but is simply harmless to the eggs or larvae.

If your pet has a bad flea infestation then you may need a combination of these products to effectively get rid of the fleas. Try to research on other alternative products or methods in controlling and eliminating fleas. There are many flea control techniques you might not have been aware of before so research! Your choice of a flea treatment medicine or method for your dog is very important because it determines the success or failure in your battle against these pesky fleas.


  1. RG PetComm said...

    Here are some Home Remedy for Pets so you may not need to go to the pet supplies store.

    For natural flea control – groom your pet daily. Use a fine toothed flea comb. Bathe your pet a natural pet shampoo that has flea repellent herbs. During summer wash your pet’s bedding in hot soapy water weekly and dry in hot dryer.

    Flea killer: Dawn dishwashing liquid, add a few drops to your dog’s bath and shampoo. Rinse well and kiss the fleas good bye!

    Dog odor: When your dog comes in from the rain or outdoors, wipe him down with a dryer sheet, that will make him smell good!

    Dog odor on the carpet: Sprinkle baking soda and wait 15 minutes then vacuum it up, it is safe for the pets and will smell nice again.

    Stickers - Use a stainless steel comb with wide teeth to pull out stickers from the fur before matting begins. Or else you can use your fingers to pull them out. If you find the sticker deep inside the ear making it difficult to remove, put some warm vegetable or mineral oil in the ear to soften it and take your pet to the vet.

    "Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies." !!

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