Everyone who has ever owned a pet before understands how important it is to do everything they can in order to avoid getting fleas. Fleas are tiny insects that prefer to prey on pets because they tend to have lots of fur, which means a lot of places to hide. Fleas are categorised as an external parasite because they suck the blood of other animals, which most people find to be quite disgusting.
And fleas aren’t only considered to be a nuisance, they can also spread a number of viral and/or bacterial diseases to both pets and humans. These health concerns are real, making it a smart idea to get rid of any fleas you see on your pet as quickly as possible.
There are quite a few things you can do to keep fleas from invading your pets, and your home. Of course, it’s highly recommended that you check with your local veterinarian before treating your pet with any new products you may choose to use.
Here’s Our 7 Keys to Keeping Your Pet Flea-Free
- Use flea maintenance products. Either during the peak season or year-round, depending on what your local vet recommends.
- Give your pet a bath every couple of days. This will not only keep them clean, which helps deter fleas, you can easily check for more fleas. The soapy water helps the fleas come off fairly easy in the bathtub.
- Use a flea comb to go through your pets hair in order to get the adult fleas out. Comb in the same direction the fur grows, and then simply tap the comb over a bowl of soapy water to catch the fleas.
- Add brewer’s yeast or garlic tablets to your pet’s food. Figuring out the perfect portion is a fine line, so a vet’s recommendation is especially needed if you use this method.
- Vacuum often. When done, dump the vacuum bag into a plastic bag, then seal it tightly and throw it away.
- Clean all of our pet’s bedding and toys every 3-4 days in hot soapy water.
- Contact a professional and let us handle your flea problem. Afterall, we have 20+ years experience in dealing with these little critters.
Did You Know?
Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs a day. Take a moment to think about how many fleas this can produce in just a short amount of time. This makes it essential that you not only target the adult fleas, but the flea eggs, as well.