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Preventing the Pets from Fleas

Pets are a good companion and most people love to keep them in their homes apart from that at times they can be affected by pests. These pets are affected by pests depending on the season and place that one lives. Some of the pests that will affect the pets are fleas which actually can be a big problem. Fleas can be a concern all year long in warmer climates. A concern for the pets and family health they usually are. The pests can give a person together with their pets a resting time in colder climates but that does not mean that they will not be back. Actually during the warmer season they will be back since they will always look for their next home during such times.

Caused by fleas are a lot of health concerns for the pets and they include; flea allergy dermatitis, anemia and many more. Flea allergy dermatitis is a very common skin disease in pets such as cats and dogs which is associated with flea bites. A lot of itching and scratching is caused by the skin disease in pets and in turn leads to hair loss. On the other hand anemia is also associated with flea bites. In an animal signs of anemia can be; weariness, pale skin, chills and shortness of breath. During peak seasons, a lasting impact towards the animals’ health and happiness can be achieved by avoiding the pet from full infestation from the fleas maybe. That one’s pet has flea infestation the signs can be noticeable skin problems such as hair loss, hot spots and rashes. If the pet suffers from serious allergic reactions the saliva from fleas can cause this. Usually this is a common sign of fleas in any animal.

Flea dirt can result to black peppered spots on the fur or the skin of the animal. The flea dirt is a combination of the flea waste and blood that develops as the fleas bites and sucks blood out of the pets. If one passes a moist towel over the flea dirt it will leave a brownish red stain and therefore if a person is not sure whether the spots are flea dirt they can pass a moist towel over it. Excessive chewing and scratching is another sign that an animal is infested with fleas. On the animals an itching sensation is caused by the saliva that is secreted by the fleas which results to a lot of scratching. Scratching can cause the skin of the animal get to injured and have wounds and also can cause flea allergy dermatitis and other secondary bacterial skin infections because of the open wounds on the skin.