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How to Get Rid of Fleas

One inevitability of being a dog owner is the need to know how to get rid of fleas, especially if you live in a wooded area or go on regular walks.
It is also important to know how to prevent their infestation in the first place.
You must first understand more about what the flea does to the dog and how to detect their presence.
Fleas feed on blood meals from animals and even humans.
However, in this case we are covering their feeding on dogs.
The flea is attracted to warmth of the dog.
They can be found almost anywhere on the dog but are more likely to be found on more hairless areas like the belly.
You can find not only mature fleas on a dog but larvae and eggs as well.
After their meal, fleas deposit feces known as flea dirt.
This brownish substance is another way to detect them.
The dog also will develop a form of dermatitis at the site or it might even be systemic and felt all over the body.
They may scratch bare spots in their fur.
Once they are detected, it is important to rid your pet of the fleas.
It will involve not just the invested dog.
Fleas can survive for a long time without a meal and just wait for the opportunity.
They also can jump several inches.
They can jump from host to host and area to area with ease.
If one pet has them, they all must be treated.
  • Vacuum and wash all of the dogs bedding
  • Clean the carpets
  • Clean the car if the pet rides in there
  • Treat the animal with Frontline
Frontline plus is a great way to treat your dog or pet.
This product will kill all stages of fleas and most ticks.
Don't spend too much by buying it in the vet clinic, you can often find great deals online!

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