I love my dog more than anything else in this world. He is always there when I come home. He comforts me when I’ve had a dreadful day, plays with me on a good day, loves me unconditionally and I must say he is the most handsome boy in the world. There is nothing I hate more than seeing my boy itchy with fleas. It’s so easy for animals to catch fleas I thought we could explore some facts about your dog and fleas, so you can answer the question, does your dog have fleas?
Fleas Hitch Rides with Animals
I love going to the Bark Park with my boy. He loves to play with the puppies and gets in his exercise in when we play. It’s always good to see him have such a fun time, until we get home and he starts scratching. Hearing him whine as he scratches leaves my heart broken, every time.
Fleas do not fly but they do jump from dog to dog. To avoid an infestation, I invite his doggy friends over for a play date. This way I can be selective of which pets are around my dog. Limiting his chances of catching these itchy pests.
Fleas are not only carried by other dogs. They are often dropped off in your yard by the squirrel looking for his nut, or the raccoon looking through the trash. Fleas are left in the environment when the eggs are dropped from an animal, usually running. Your yard can quickly become infested letting your animal carry fleas into your home. It’s best to treat the yard to protect your furry family and human family.
When to Treat for Fleas?
It’s always best and most cost effective to treat any pest problem before it becomes a problem. Calling a pest control company is always the best treatment but learning what they look like will help. Cats and dogs can be good groomers so seeing fleas isn’t always easy. If your pet is itchy you should check them for fleas. Fleas like to hide in warm wet places. They like the ears and the groin of your pet. Check their belly for the red effects of the flea’s bite, or for the dirt left behind from their feces. Some animals will scratch excessively, and this causes hair loss. If you see them it’s best to treat the animal and call a pest control company.
Fleas and Disease
Most all fleas carry tape worms. Since your pet grooms themselves and eats the fleas, they also eat the tapeworms. These pests cause issues within your animal intestinal track and can be costly to repair. With the help of a vet and early detection you can prevent damage to your animal. Checking for fleas regularly is always a positive way to help maintain your pets health. Does your dog have fleas? Give us a call for your free estimate.
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