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How You Can Keep Your Dog Safe From Flea And Ticks Infestation

When one owns a pet, they become part of their family, and it is also our responsibility to ensure that we keep our pets healthy by limiting infestation by pets. With dogs, fleas are the most common external parasites and apart from the dogs they can also infest human beings dining on your ankles as well. Ticks may not be as popular as the fleas as part of pests which infest dogs, but they may turn to be dangerous to your dog and your family as well. The ticks when infesting your dog, they can transmit different diseases such as Lyme and Fever thus the need to put measures in place to prevent their infestation. For ticks as well as the fleas to thrive, the favorable condition include high humidity of 50% and also relatively high temperature, and thus fleas infestation are common during the spring season.

It is very easy for any pet owner to diagnose when they pet is infested with fleas as the dog will tend to keep scratching. Another indicator that your pet has been infested with fleas is when the owner can spot little critters as well as white and black grains on the dog’s skin where the ‘grains’ are eggs of the fleas. It is also easier to diagnose tick infestation as it is essential to spot one or more ticks on your dog’s skin. It is also easier to limit infestation by ticks as one needs to use tweezers to remove the ticks since tweezers will give you a closer gasp to the skin. After one has removed the ticks, they can also clean the bitten area using an effective antiseptic. Fleas will have other effects rather than scratching as they can also lead to bacterial infections and anemia especially to small puppies. There is the need for one to put in place measures which will keep their pets flea-free and when you are seeking to protect your dog from the pests it is advisable to treat them when the spring season starts.

There is the need to note that when flea problem exists in your home, it may prove to be unhelpful to treat your dog alone. When you seek to limit fleas infestation, you will need to treat the dog’s beddings, the carpets, yards and your car as well. When you seek to limit infestation, you also need to remove fleas from other pets in your compound. Fortunately, it is easy to diagnose fleas and ticks infestation, and you can also depend on the treatments, such as Advecta, to limit the pests troubling your pet.

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