Thursday, June 27, 2013

Best flea treatment for dogs

Fleas are a huge problem for animal owners. What we can do to prevent flea infestation and how does one get rid of these insects?
First of all, let's see what we know about fleas.

A flea is an insect which sucks blood. It can carry many diseases (eg. Typhus) or parasites (eg. Tapeworms). Fleas usually feed on an animal host. Female fleas can lay up to 200 eggs a day. The flea lifespan lasts from one to three months.

There are many methods of proving possible flea invasion. For example, the so-called flea comb will help you determine if your dog has fleas. These combs are an excellent way to both confirm flea presence and, at the same time, get rid of these pesky insects.

Special flea collars are another method. They kill adult fleas and, which is something most flea laymen forget about, also make flea eggs sterile. It is vital that you make sure you have got rid of the the eggs; you most certainly don't want to re-experience another flea invasion once the larvae grow up. Finally, special shampoos also kill fleas and lessen the itchiness your dog is feeling.

What is the best flea medicine for dogs? With so many products available on the market, you can get easily confused. Best medicines kill fleas within few hours but may, and often do, pose a threat to the health and life of your pet. Before you apply any kind of medicine, make sure it is safe and that your dog is old enough to take it.

There are many ways to prevent and treat flea infestation on your dogs. You can use combs, shampoos or medicines. Naturally, it's up to you to decide what is best for your pet, but it is still advisable that you do extensive research or, better still, consult a vet.

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