Insects like fleas generally do not differentiate between their targets. They become merciless when attacking a pet causing great discomfort to the pet and as a result to the pet owner also. Flea bites cause a lot of anxiety and stress to a dog. In extreme cases they even lead to skin allergies and rashes in pets.
The best way to protect a furry friend from fleas is by showing to a vet who might suggest using topical creams and lotions which reduce the attack of fleas on a pet. This in turn will make a pet happy due to the breakage of flea cycle by reducing and eliminating the eggs of young and adult fleas and larvae.
A pet may have got infected with fleas from anywhere. For a pet owner, the mode of treatment could range from creams, lotions, shampoos or even supplements. Whatever may be the mode of treatment, consistency in following the same is of utmost importance to get rid of fleas and ticks.
Disinfecting the complete house along with the pet including furniture, clothes, toys, and books goes a long way in getting rid of pests like fleas thoroughly.
Thus the main stages of a flea control program involve the following:
• Eradication of fleas from outdoors like yards, garden etc.
• Removal of fleas from indoors Like furniture and other household items.
• Removing eggs and larvae from the body of the pet.
Pets like cats and dogs like to remain outdoors in the garden or yard for the most part of the day; Fleas generally breed in the moist and humid climates in the organic debris in the yard. Hence spraying insecticides in the yard and garden helps to get rid of fleas and controlling them.
The indoor area includes all the furniture, bed, clothing and even cage of the pet and all other areas which a pet generally seeks to go and disinfecting the same with flea medication. This should be done regularly and persistently if the infestation of fleas is very high and may take weeks before the situation improves.
The next step would be to tackle the eggs, larvae and the adult fleas in the body of the pet. This can controlled by applying topical and lotions suggested by the vet. These are generally applied on the folds of a pet’s neck and remain there for a long time thus helping in complete eradication of the fleas. Oral medication for fleas also helps in arresting he spread of fleas in your pet and the decision to use can be taken after seeking a vet’s advice.
Some online companies also have a wide range of flea medication available with them The same can be considered by a pet owner by visiting their sites online and getting an idea of the same before buying them.