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Your Best Friend's Enemies, Taking Care Of Your Dog

Apr 19, 2008
If you are a dog owner, you probably agree with the age-old saying that dogs are "man's best friend".

Did you know that your dog has a natural enemy? Pretty hard to believe that this little creature that brings so much joy to your home, and life in general, has a natural enemy, isn't it?

Well, they do! This natural enemy is fleas! If you own a dog, it is essential that you learn as much as you possible can regarding this pest. Not only will it benefit you, but it will benefit your pet as well.

Here, you will be introduced to your best friend's enemies, as well as how they can affect your pet and effective means to eliminating them.

Fleas are small insects that often use animals as a host for their basic life functions and cycle. These insects do not have wings, and can reproduce rapidly meaning that they can wreck havoc on an animal, as well as the owner of that animal.

These insects do not know any guidelines between the human and the pet, therefore, it is quite possibly for a person to become bitten and irritated by fleas. However, fleas prefer pets, such as dogs because of the fur of the animal.

Many pet owners have discovered that fleas pose more than just standard everyday infestation and annoyance. Many individuals are actually allergic to these small pests!

Fleas can affect the pet in many different ways. The actual bite that comes from this insect can burn and cause irritation of the skin of the pet. The pet will experience high levels of discomfort when affected by fleas, but it is impossible for the animal to rid themselves of the complication that they face.

This is why it is important for you, as the pet owner, to take the necessary steps to eliminate the pet of the infestation that is devastating them. In severe infestations of fleas, the pet may actually lose their hair.

Furthermore, the skin may become inflamed as a direct result of the flea bite. When this occurs, the pet may experience severe skin reactions that include, but are not limited to infections.

Naturally, when facing the issue of your best friend's enemies, you will want to do all that you can to eliminate the nuisance. Fleas are insects that can prove to be quite difficult when it comes to getting rid of them.

However, it is possible to effectively face and overcome this challenge. Listed below are a few steps that you can take as a pet owner to eliminate fleas.

1. The first thing that you will want to do is to treat the pet for fleas. This may include taking your pet to a vet for a flea dip, or purchasing prescriptions and over-the-counter flea medications.

There are many different items available when it comes to flea elimination. These items include flea drops, shampoos, and even powders.

2. Once you have treated your pet for fleas, it is now time to treat the home. It is best to have a professional flea service come in and treat the home as many over the counter products are not effective enough to reach all the places that fleas reside and hide. While you are having your home treated, you should also have your lawn treated as well.

3. Once everything has been treated, you should remain consistent in treatments for the pet, home, and lawn to ensure that the infestation does not continue to occur.

Fleas can be a real nuisance, but by equipping yourself with the knowledge on how to take control over this type of infestation, you will be successful in eliminating it forever!
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