How to Prevent Pets from Fleas
Pets are a good companion and most people love to keep them in their homes apart from that at times they can be affected by pests. The season and the place that one lives in are factors upon which the pests that affect the pets depend on. The pets will be affected by some pests such as the fleas which can be a big problem. In warmer climates fleas can be a concern all year long. A concern for the pets and family health they usually are. A resting time the pests can give someone together with their pets in the colder climates but it does not mean that they will not be back. During the warmer season they will actually be back since they will always for their next homes during such times.
A lot of health concerns for the pets are caused by the fleas and they include; anemia, flea allergy dermatitis an many more. In pets such as dogs and cats flea allergy dermatitis is a very common disease which is associated with flea bites. A lot of itching and scratching is caused by the skin disease in pets and in turn leads to hair loss. Also associated with flea bites on the other hand is anemia. Signs of anemia in an animal can be; weariness, pale skin, chills and shortness of breath. By avoiding the pets from full infestation from the flea maybe during peak seasons can help in achieving a lasting impact towards the animals’ health and happiness. That one’s pet has flea infestation the signs can be noticeable skin problems such as hair loss, hot spots and rashes. The saliva from fleas can cause if the pet suffers from serious allergic reactions. This is usually a common sign of fleas in any animal.
Black peppered spots on the fur or the skin of the animal can be as a result of flea dirt. Flea waste and blood that develops as the pests sucks blood out of the pets combination is the flea dirt. Flea dirt will leave a brownish-red stain if one passes a moist towel over it and therefore if a person is not sure whether the spots are flea dirt they can pass a moist towel over it. That an animal is infested with fleas the other sign is excessive chewing and scratching. The saliva that is secreted by fleas causes an itching sensation on the animals skin which results to a lot of scratching. The skin of the animal can be caused by scratching to get injuries and have wounds and also can cause flea allergy dermatitis and other secondary bacterial skin infections because of the open wounds.