Various Flea Treatments for Dogs
We all have pet; a dog, cat or rabbit. Fleas come mostly during summer when there is a lot of heat and warmth. Moreover, since most of these pets roam around the house it means that, your home is no longer comfortable for you and your loved ones.When you see a flea, keep in mind there are several others or their larvae and eggs around your home.
You just soak your pet in warm water then rub the flea and tick shampoo into its fur, let the shampoo sit on your dog’s fur for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing with warm water again. Ensure that the flea powder sinks into the dog’s skin, you can also apply some of the powder to the dog’s bedding and if need be repeat the whole application process after a week. A flea spray is another way of flea treatment for dogs.
Well, dog too are no exception, you can make your own medicated dip for your pet. It is not just a collar because it is a medicated collar, it also has to fit on your dog’s neck perfectly so that the dog doesn’t get a chance to lick it, it also has a time limit, maybe two months, however, if the dog skin is irritated before the period is over, you can take off the collar and use other flea treatment methods.
One of the measures is feeding your dog with a monthly flea tablet, depending on its weight and age the veterinarian will recommend a dosage for your dog, when a female flea latch on the dog, it ingests the lufenuron chemical that is passed on to the eggs and prevents them from hatching. Application of ‘spot on’ treatment is another way to kill fleas that land on your dog.
You should comb the fur deep such that you are able to reach the skin and remove the fleas, comb from top to bottom, then dip your flea comb into a bucket with soapy water that will kill the fleas. Soap traps and lifts fleas up, it also disrupts their cell membrane and removes their protective waxes, thus killing them. Make sure you don’t dry your dogs’ skin, do this repeatedly for three days.
For lavender oil, you just need a few drops and you good to go. In case you notice any irritation from your dog, stop the treatment immediately. All you need to do is to soak your dog in a rosemary infused water and allow it to dry naturally.
As the dog keeps on eating its food the yeast seeps into the dog’s skin and gets extracted through the pores, thus making its skin less appealing to fleas.Fleas love to live in a dump environment, thus it is important to clear all these areas that could be homes for flea eggs, larvae and pupae. The ultimate reason for treating these fleas from your dog is because when a flea bites a dog it cause an allergy, anemia (when flea suck all its blood) and there is a risk of being infected with worms, such as tapeworms.