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A Quick Guide to Fleas and Treatments

We all have pet; a dog, cat or rabbit. Fleas come mostly during summer when there is a lot of heat and warmth. You rush to every pharmacy to get the strongest flea treatment. You need to be able to get rid of them way before they start flying or increase in population.

The shampoo contains pyrethrin chemical that kills fleas, so you do not have to worry next time you see a flea latched on your pet. Ensure that the flea powder sinks into the dog’s skin, you can also apply some of the powder to the dog’s bedding and if need be repeat the whole application process after a week. Purchase a flea spray that can kill both fleas and their eggs or larvae.

If you have gone to a cattle ranch, you may have been fortunate enough to see a cattle dip, basically to treat ticks on cattle. It is not just a collar because it is a medicated collar, it also has to fit on your dog’s neck perfectly so that the dog doesn’t get a chance to lick it, it also has a time limit, maybe two months, however, if the dog skin is irritated before the period is over, you can take off the collar and use other flea treatment methods.

There is a common phrase that “Prevention is better than cure”, well, this too can apply to flea treatment for our pretty pets such as dogs. Application is done all over the dogs’ body.

We also have natural flea treatment methods. Fleas love a dirty environment, thus if your dog is left to stay dirty, chances are, fleas will latch all over its body.Lemon juice is another simpler way killing fleas.

Wash your dog in warm water, rinse it and dry it using a towel then apply a few drops of lavender oil on the tail and on the back.Additionally, you can also spray the apple cider vinegar. All you need to do is to soak your dog in a rosemary infused water and allow it to dry naturally.

Whereas, most of the flea treatment are either applied or sprayed, the brewer’s yeast is mixed with the dogs’ food daily. Then, since most of flea treatment are chemicals, ensure that your dog is locked in a ventilated room as you treat the fleas, especially if you have small kids trying to run up and down the house. So if you love your pet dog ensure you have at least two or three measures put in place for flea treatment.