Cats and dogs are wonderful to have in your home. They give you endless, unconditional love and affection through out their life span. However, if they become riddled with fleas, it can make you both miserable. Here are three tips that can help prevent flea infestation in your home and on your pet.
1- Check your pet regularly for fleas. You can easily tell if a pet has fleas by shaking their hair over a white paper towel and then running it under water. If the specks turn red, that is flea dirt (blood from biting your animal). In that case a treatment is needed immediately. Also, part their hair with your fingers to look at their skin for any redness, irritation or bumps. Definitely do this if you yourself are experiencing bite marks in clusters on any part of your body. Also, monitor your pet regularly for excessive scratching.
2- If you are certain that your pet has fleas, do not use the cheap brand of flea killer. Use the high end, top of the line brand flea killer only such as Revolution. You can purchase this at your vet, some pet stores or online. The cheaper brands may not kill the fleas with one application and will be a waste of money.
3- Add a brand name flea collar to your vacuum cleaner to kill the fleas that get picked up when vacuuming your floors or carpets. This will prevent your animal from becoming infested with fleas, once again. If you own a vacuum cleaner with a canister, simply remove the flea collar when emptying contents into garbage can. The effectiveness of the collar should last for up to sixty days. If you own a vacuum that has a bag attached, the flea collar should be replaced every sixty days as well.
Use these three tips to prevent flea infestation in your home so that both you and your pet baby can be comfortable.
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