Guide to Flea Treatments in Pets.
The itchy flea bites can be a cause of stress to your pet. Apart from that, they can cause dermatitis in pets through their saliva. The itchy bites will results to pets constantly scratching their bodies leading to hair loss and other skin problems. When out of control, the fleas can cause anemia on your young and small pets such as puppies and kittens by feasting on their blood. The tape worms inside the fleas cab be passed to your animals if they swallow fleas.
The best way to know when your pet has fleas is observing its behaviors. Fleas makes cats to look restless and to constantly scratch some parts of their bodies. The cats will also have a tendency of shaking their heads or scratching their years regularly. Cats regularly lick their hair coat but too much licking can be another sign of potential fleas. You can run a flea comb through the pets hair to confirm if they have fleas because the comb pulls the fleas hiding under the hair coat.
You need different amount of time and resources dedicated to fighting fleas during different climates. Pets and other animals are less disturbed by fleas when winters come. Fleas are killed by extremely cold temperatures or are left lying dormant until warm weather returns. In warm climate areas, fleas attack pets for the whole year. It is not advisable for pet owners to stop fleas treatment during cold seasons because fleas might escape the cold outside and find refuge in your warm pets and houses.
There are a lot of flea control products ranging from pills, collars, shampoos and spot on treatments. Spot on treatments are applied on pets shoulders and backs and they come in liquid form. The “spot-ons” can be a collar product such as PetAction flea medicine for cats. Spot-on flea treatment is an effective method with no harmful side effects to pets but users should follow the label instructions for dosage guidelines before using them. By properly reading the lable,you can easily differentiate the the dogs products from the cats products.
Finding the best flea control method is a difficult task for consumers because new products are always coming out. Safety is another issue that pet owners are considering because kids regularly come into contact with pets thus exposing them to the chemicals used to control flea in the pets. Kids have a risk of getting chemicals used to control pests in pets in their body after touching them either through ingestion or direct absoption through the skin. The best way is to visit your veterinarian so as to get their advice on flea treatment.