Doing Animals The Right Way

Dog Care: How to Treat Fleas and Other Parasites Dogs are more than pets, we consider them as our best friend, and we treat them as members of our household. It is essential to keep our dogs free from parasites to keep them healthy. You must monitor any changes in appetite, behavior, or water consumption, … Continue reading “Doing Animals The Right Way”

Dog Care: How to Treat Fleas and Other Parasites

Dogs are more than pets, we consider them as our best friend, and we treat them as members of our household. It is essential to keep our dogs free from parasites to keep them healthy. You must monitor any changes in appetite, behavior, or water consumption, as well as have regular visits to a trusted and reliable veterinarian to take care of your dog. A veterinarian is the best person who can diagnose and treat your dog of fleas, worms, and other parasites. Your dog can become infected with external or internal parasites at some point in his lifetime, affecting your dig in different ways, and if they are left untreated, they can cause simple skin irritation to life-threatening conditions. These parasites can transmit diseases or infect you, your family and other people.

It is important to follow recommendations from your veterinarian, and by having your pet tested for parasites yearly, so you can protect your family and your dog from harmful parasites all year round. Parasites are considered freeloaders living in or on another creature, that are usually a problem during warm season, and they may also cause problems in cooler seasons because of their ability to continue their indoor lifecycle. The first signs that your dog has been infected with fleas are constant scratching and chewing that may cause irritated and reddened skin, and hair loss, and you may see tiny brown fleas quickly moving through the hair coat of your dog. The signs of flea infestation may not be visible so you have to check the hair coat of your dog for flea feces by briskly combing or rubbing a section of your dog’s hair while sitting or lying on a white piece of paper. How can you prevent flea infestation? It is important to vacuum you bedding, furniture, carpets, and other indoor areas regularly, and wash the bedding of your dog to reduce the number of fleas inside your house.

It is important for your indoor and outdoor areas to be sprayed with insecticides for fleas elimination, also treat your yard or home with the help of an expert, and treat your dog using the best flea control for dogs. Consult your veterinarian so you can seek proper advice basing on your situation. Aside from problems with fleas, ticks can greatly affect your dogs that cause the spread of Lyme disease, affecting not just other dogs but also humans which are really harmful to the health. Worms is also a major parasite affecting dogs, their health is really at stake because worms consume the food they eat. Contact your veterinarian for worming tablets and tick solutions.