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Flea treatments

Flea treatments for your dog

With it being Springtime and Summer coming quickly you may be thinking more about flea treatments for your dog.

Fleas and Ticks and how they affect your dog

First, what are fleas? They are very tiny insects that feed on your pet’s blood and can carry diseases. They are so tiny, varying .039 to .13 inches and according to Britannica there are over 2000 species that exist all over the world. Yikes! Unfortunately, your pet can catch them from other animals or from the dirt or grass. Sadly, flea infestation on your pet can cause inflammation and itching and make them miserable.

How to get rid of fleas

There are many different products on the market for flea control. Which ones are best? Well, here are a few different types of products some of which can be used together. It’s really important to clean all bedding and do an in-home treatment which may include foggers to get rid of them and their larvae. Fortunately for your pet, there are natural ways to rid you of them as well; using baking soda on your carpet and vacuuming it up, using salt which works similarly, and lemon spray which you can make yourself with lemons and boiling water.

Types of flea treatments

  • Topical
  • Oral prescription
  • Pet safe spray
  • Wash their bedding
  • Wash your pet with flea shampoo
  • Use a flea comb
  • Regular vet checkups

Your pet groomer can also help by providing a flea treatment shampoo, be sure to let them know beforehand. Your dog will be happier and so will you!