Ways of Preventing Fleas in Pets
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. All year long fleas can be a concern in warmer climates. Usually they are a concern for the pets and the family health. 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.
Fleas cause a lot of health concerns for the pets which 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. Also associated with flea bites on the other hand is anemia. Signs of anemia in an animal 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. This is usually a common sign of fleas in any animal.
On the fur or the skin of the animal flea dirt can result to black peppered spots. A combination of the flea waste and blood that develops as the flea bites and sucks blood out of the pets is the flea dirt. 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. An itching sensation on the animal is caused by the saliva that is secreted by the fleas which results to a lot of scratching. Injuries can be caused on the skin of the animal by scratching hence wounds and also flea allergy dermatitis can be caused and other secondary bacterial infections because of the open wounds.