Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Dog Has Fleas

Fleas are a problem for dogs and their owners alike. These tiny insects will live on the body of your dog, sucking the blood of animals and eggs. The snacks and the presence of fleas, the dog to itch and if the dog happens to be allergic to fleas (the allergy is technically to the insects 'saliva') is extreme itching, loss of fur on some sites, inflammation and infection.

Whether the dog has an allergy to flea saliva, infestations must be treated or they go on and on and fleas will also contaminate your home, other animals, and may even live on humans. In short, you can not directly and adversely affected by an infestation of flea control.

Detecting Fleas

If you suspect your dog has fleas, because he has been scratching more than usual, there are ways to announce their arrival. Fleas are very small (about one eighth of an inch long), but with the naked eye, and brownish. Because they prefer dark places they will try to hide under the fur of the dog in the neck or abdomen. Their stools are also shown on the coat of the dog and looks like several black spots or stains - a little like pepper. If fleas or their droppings are found, it is time to treat your dog to get rid of them.

Treat your dog from fleas

While flea collars, powders and sprays can help to prevent pests to some extent, they will not help if the dog is already forgiven. When an infected flea dog the female lays her eggs at a rate of about thirty per day. These eggs fall from the dog and the carpet, soil, or where the dog can be. In these areas, it hatches and eventually pupate into adult fleas, which in turn ruin the dog. To stop the cycle of the fleas on the dog and the environment must be slain or the life cycle must be interrupted.

There are several flea treatments for dogs, but one of the best is not an oral drug that kills adult fleas, but kills the eggs and larvae. This interrupts the life cycle of chip and prevents them from returning until the dog is constantly exposed to new chips. If this happens, the source must be cleaned of chips and the canvas, the environment or other dogs with which your staff a pet.

Fleas can be a real nuisance for dogs and their owners, but the fish quickly and handle the dog is the key to eliminating the infection and preventing the return of the insect.


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