To all of the dog owners, flea is one of the troublesome issues. Especially, with the return of warmer weather, your doggie might have flea problem in this spring. Fleas are tiny bugs that are often found on dogs’ coats. They are resilient pets, and even if you think you have gotten rid of them, their 4-stage life cycle can often protect them, they are so strong that can hurt your furry friend’s skin badly and if you do not take flea as a serious problem, they can hurt your skin too. So, it is important to all dog owners to prevent or get rid of fleas on your dogs.
1. Bathe your dog regularly and treat your dog for fleas. Dirty coat is easier to make fleas live and get stronger, so wash your dog with a flea and tick shampoo every few days or once a week. These dog products will kill fleas on contact, and help keep your dog form itching at fleas.
2. Apply a flea treatment to your dog every month. Talk to your veterinarian about any products he/she recommends. Many vets like Advantage flea treatments. You can buy products form pet supply stores, your vet or in retails stores and online. Remember to follow the treatment instruction on the package.
3. Flea comb. This kind of comb is specialized for getting rid of fleas on your pet’s coat. Brush your buddy’s hair with flea comb regularly do help dog get rid from fleas.
4. Put a pet flea collar on your dog. Make sure your vet recommends a good flea collar because some of them contain harmful and toxic ingredients, they can also disrupt your dog’s nervous system.
5. Make a special bottle of flea spray. Add 1cup of distilled vinegar, 1 quart fresh water, 2-3 drops of lavender or cedar oil to a decent sized spray bottle to mist your dog, being careful not to get it in his eyes, nose or ear-aka avoid spraying near the face. And you can also spray your carpets with it and furniture or anywhere your dog likes to sit, lay down or play.