Ways of Preventing Fleas in Pets
Apart from that at times pets can be affected by pests they are a good companion and most people love to keep them in their homes. 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. In warmer climates fleas can be a concern all year long. A concern for the pets and family health they usually are. In some colder areas the pests can give someone together with their pets a resting time but that does not mean that they will not be back. Since they will always look for their next home during such times they will actually be back during the warmer season.
A lot of health concerns for the pets are caused by the fleas and they include; anemia, flea allergy dermatitis an many more. Flea allergy dermatitis is a very common skin disease in pets such as cats and dogs which is associated with flea bites. The skin disease causes a lot of itching and scratching which in turn leads to hair loss in the pets. Anemia on the other hand is also associated with flea bites. In an animal signs of anemia can be; weariness, pale skin, chills and shortness of breath. By avoiding the pets from full infestation from the flea maybe during peak seasons can help in achieving a lasting impact towards the animals’ health and happiness. Noticeable skin problems such as hair loss, hot spots and rashes can be the signs that one’s pet has flea infestation. The saliva from fleas can cause if the pet suffers from serious allergic reactions. A common sign of fleas in any animal this usually is.
Black peppered spots on the fur or the skin of the animal can be as a result of flea dirt. 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. On the animals an itching sensation is caused by the saliva that is secreted by the fleas which results to a lot of scratching. The skin of the animal can be caused by scratching to get injuries and have wounds and also can cause flea allergy dermatitis and other secondary bacterial skin infections because of the open wounds.