Are you one of the 85 million families here in the United States that own a pet? Families across the country own all sorts of different pets. Cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, snakes, reptiles, birds, and more are all beloved choices as a family pet. Each type of pet has a unique set of things that pet owners will need to take care of to keep their pet healthy. Let’s spend some time talking about dogs. If you have a dog you will need to feed, water, and walk your dog on a regular basis. You will also need to take care of any health problems that may arise. One common issue that pops up for dogs is fleas. If your dog has fleas how are you supposed to get rid of them?
There are a few things that you will want to do if your dog gets fleas. The first thing you want to do is to make sure you are really dealing with fleas. Many times dog owners assume that if their dog is uncontrollably itching they must have fleas. There are other things that could be causing the issue though so you want to make sure that it is what is going on before you start treating your dog for fleas. Sometimes dogs are itching because they have an allergy, ear infection, or some other irritation. So take a look at your dog and inspect them for signs of fleas. Fleas are small jumping insects with no wings. They are about the size of a small grain of rice. Sometimes you may not see fleas but you may notice flea poop on your dog. If you cannot decide if you see fleas or not take a quick trip to your veterinarian and have them take a look at your dog.
How to Get Fleas Off My Dog
Once you know if you are for sure dealing with fleas you want to treat your dog for fleas. There are many different options out there to treat fleas. The first thing that you should try is dog flea shampoo. Many times using flea dog shampoos are extremely effective. There are also flea powders, flea sprays, and flea collars that you can try. You can also use dog flea and tick pills and other topical ointments to help your dog get rid of fleas. There are a variety of options available for pills and ointments. Consulting your veterinarian is something that we highly recommend. Your vet may choose to have you use prescription medicine to help your dog get rid of fleas.
What to Do in House when Dog Has Fleas?
Many pet owners take the correct steps to get rid of the fleas that are already on their dog but they do not address where the fleas might be coming from. Fleas can be inside and outside of your home so you will want to address them in both areas. Inside your home, you will want to wash all bedding, blankets, flooring, and furniture. This will take a large amount of time! Remember taking care of your pet is well worth the time you put into it. Professional flea treatments are also important.
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In addition to making sure that you clean your home thoroughly, you will want to call A-Tex Pest Management. We can send a technician out to come and treat your home and yard for fleas. We will come out and treat the interior and exterior of your home to ensure that fleas and viable eggs are destroyed so that your dog can be flea free!