All about dog fleas

Thu, Aug 25, 2011

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Dog Fleas

Dog fleas are very common in dog breeds that have long hair covering the body. You need to understand that just like humans, dogs also need to remain clean at all times, else they’ll attract fleas and that could be the source of infections and other diseases in the long run. Dog fleas get attracted to the typical smell of dogs and they cling to the skin and bite the animal. Dog fleas
could be carriers of a host of dog diseases and if you do not take immediate remedial measures, your dog might get infected with a host of incurable diseases. You could spot the presence of dog fleas, by simply carefully observing the animal. The dog would not be able to sit comfortably at one place and would behave as if it were being irritated by something. If it’s a trained dog, it might not respond properly to your commands and also become more aggressive. The affected dog would have itching problems and would go round and round in circles many times before going to bed or while trying to sit. It would bite itself on the torso and also keep scratching the body with its nails.

Prevention of Dog Fleas..

Dog fleas can be easily prevented by washing the dog regularly using dog shampoo. You could prevent dog fleas by not allowing the dog to breed with an infected dog and also by not allowing it to stray outdoors. Some people believe that dog fleas are more common in dogs who have a high sugar content in their diet, so try to avoid too much of that.

Treatment of Dog Fleas..

Dog fleas can be treated by using medicated dog shampoos. You could also trim the dog’s hair and then apply topical ointments designed specifically for dog fleas. A combination of powder and ointments also works well against dog fleas.

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