Fleas love pets, fortunately, nowadays it's dead easy to get rid of them
Fleas love to make their home on domestic pets and if you have pets then be a responsible pet owner and make sure your pets are introduced to a flea protection and maintenance programme from the minute you adopt them.
Years ago it used to be a marathon to keep pets' flea free. Nowadays it's a breeze with a plethora of different safe and natural repellant products available from our Allergy Free Flea Dog Products.
As discussed in previous pages, if you have fleas in your home, you must look further than your pets as only 5% will be present on your furry companions.
In case you haven't perused this website in detail here is the diagram again, as a gentle reminder of where fleas in your home will be hanging their hats - check out our Three Step Elimination page.
- All in one
- Breath fresheners
- Dental chews
- Flea and tick spray
- Flea, tick and mosquito wipes
- Pet Safe Cedar Chips
- Yeast tablets
If left untreated your pets will be subjected to a life of misery. They will constantly scratch and gnaw at themselves in an effort to rid themselves of the itchy spots made by hungry biting fleas.
Prolonged scratching and gnawing is one of the main causes of Hots Spots in Dogs, which very often become infected and if not treated loss of hair results together with inflamation and infection.
One flea can bite your pet up to 400 times a day and one female flea and its off-spring can be responsible for breeding and spreading 2 million fleas throughout your home in a period of 2 months.
It is possible for young animals to die of anaemia caused by loss of blood.
Fleas on your pets can also carry infectious diseases such as tapeworms, and cat scratch fever which can be transmitted to you. Please read our page on Diseases From Fleas.
And finally, once you have sorted out a safe flea control and maintenance program for your pet, your best line of defence against fleas on an on-going basis is your vacuum cleaner. Make sure you place an an Herbal Flea Collar in the bag. Once the bag is full Seal it and dispose of it off your property
This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for www.carolesdoggieworld.com