Preparing Your Dog For A Life Without Parasites

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Pets can be very difficult to look after. You have to make sure that they are fed correctly, to avoid malnutrition or obesity. They have to be walked several times each day, with you collecting their droppings all the while. Of course, this isn’t the only work that comes with a pet. In fact, this is just scratching the surface. To help you to prepare your home for a new pet, this post will be focusing on dog fleas. For both dogs and cats, these small creatures can cause a lot of discomfort. But, more people have dogs than cats, so it makes sense to cover that side of the coin.

To start, you should be considering the source of the fleas. Of course, your dog will have gotten these parasites from somewhere. But, once they’re in your home, the dog itself becomes the source. You don’t need to get rid of the dog, though, just the fleas. Thankfully, this sort of goal is very achievable, with the right help. Dog flea treatment options are abundant and easy to find. A lot of these sorts of products may not be up to standard, leaving your dog with the same issue as before. So, it’s incredibly important to make sure that you do plenty of research before purchasing something like this. Talk to your vet to get an understanding of the different options available. And, take their suggestions seriously, even if it costs a little more. Your dog’s health and happiness are much more important than money.

Once you’re confident that your dog has no more fleas, you can start to think about the house you live in. Carpets make for a great place for fleas to lay eggs. So, come the right conditions, you could find yourself being overrun by these parasites very quickly. Once you have fleas in the home, they will start to feed on humans, too. So, to avoid bites, it’s best to have the entire house treated. Unlike in the past, though, this sort of effort doesn’t have to be handled by professionals. Instead, you can do the job yourself. It’s easy to find whole-home spray treatments which will remove fleas and other small critters from your home for up to six months.

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In a lot of cases, you will find that your dog is getting its fleas from very close to home. The grass and bushes in your garden can be the perfect place for fleas to live and grow. And, of course, if you have a garden, you will almost certainly let the dog out in it. So, you’ll need to do some work on your garden to make sure it’s safe. Most of the time, fleas will use shaded areas to lay their eggs. So, by cutting grass and trimming bushes, you could make it very hard for them to live. Along with this, like the indoors, a spray can be used to make the lawn safe against fleas for several months.

Hopefully, this will give you a good idea of what can be done to eliminate the threat of fleas in and around your home. Without this sort of work, your pets could get ill. And, you’ll almost certainly have to deal with an infestation or two. So, it’s worth doing it right.

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