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. The pests that affect these pets depend on the season and the place a person 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. They are usually a concern for the pets and the family healthy. 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. Actually during the warmer season they will be back since they will always look for their next home during such times.
A lot of health concerns for the pets are caused by the fleas and they include; anemia, flea allergy dermatitis an many more. In pets such as dogs and cats flea allergy dermatitis is a very common disease which is associated with flea bites. In the pets the skin disease causes a lot of itching and scratching which in turn leads to hair loss. On the other hand anemia is also associated with flea bites. Weariness, pale skin, chills and shortness of breath can be signs of anemia in an animal. 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. 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. The other sign that an animal is infested with fleas is excessive chewing and scratching. On the animals an itching sensation 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.