Fleas are the huge problem for many, almost all, pet owners. Luckily, there are many steps you can do in order to solve and prevent this problem. Even healthy, and pet who doesn’t go out often, can get fleas. Removing them from your dog or a cat is a serious task. The first step you will have to do is to use a preventive medication once a month. According to Alison Flynn-Lurie, a veterinarian, this is still the best way to protect your dog from fleas. The best product that can protect your dog from fleas is Frontline Plus. There were some speculations that it isn’t successful, but it is still the best product on the market.
In order to determine, does your pet has fleas, pay attention on his behavior. If a dog or a cat scratches around ears and on the head, this doesn’t mean they have fleas. Fleas usually attack areas around the base of a tail and hind limbs. If you notice that your pet is scratching those areas, he has fleas. Another proof of fleas is flea dirt. It is a black material (flea’s fecal matter) on the skin of your pet.
If you know that your pet has fleas, there are many products that can help you. One of the best is to Comfortis (Elanco). It will kill fleas quickly and it cannot be washed off while you bathe your pet. Also, it is very safe. If you believe that flea collar is a good way of killing fleas on your pet, you are making a mistake. Many veterinarians say that they are not very effective, so you shouldn’t use them.