Fleas and your dog
With the onset of summer temperatures, animal lovers are facing one of the most vexing problems: the occurrence of ticks and fleas.
An important problem caused by flea bites, besides the discomfort manifested by itching, is the flea allergic dermatitis and there is no need for a massive infestation for this to occur. On dogs, it starts at the base of the tail with erythematous areas, then scabs and areas of alopecia accompanied by irregular areas of moist dermatitis.
Following the flea infestation you can see tapeworm eggs on the anus and the hair in this area, because fleas are intermediate hosts for tapeworms.
Massive flea infestations can also lead to anemia.
To prevent this problem, your pet should be protected using at least one of the following solutions.
Parasitic pipettes for dogs can be found in pet pharmacies and pet shop sites. This antiparasitic product kills fleas, ticks and protects the animal until 3-4 weeks. Pipettes are very easy to use and apply, in general, on the back of the dog . When you buy this product, you should check the species (dog or cat) , height and weight for which the product is designed for. Be careful when using on puppies.
Antiparasitic collars are available to anyone . They are attached loosely around the neck of the animal. Unlike pipettes, antiparasitic collars combat ticks and fleas for longer periods of time. Depending on the brand, leads can be effective in 4-8 months under constant wear.
Antiparasitic spray solutions are easy to use at home. They are applied externally to the whole body of the animal, so that the product comes into contact with the skin. The spray has an efficiency of up to 4 weeks against ticks and fleas. When you apply the solution, remember to use gloves.