Controlling Fleas in Dogs
If you are to control fleas in your pets effectively, then it has to be done both inside and outside of your home. This is why flea control for dogs is seen as an aggressive process. You need to daily vacuum the place where your dog lies and this include under your furniture, the bottom of drapes and its sleeping area. When you remove you vacuum bags, seal them inside a plastic bag and put it out in the trash can. Cleaning should be done regularly and daily vacuuming of the dog’s places is important. Larvae eggs and fleas can be killed with a cleaning product which comes in powders, sprays, and foggers. Every week, your dog’s beddings need to be washed and treated with flea spray. Any where you pet stays should be cleaned including your car, pet crate, garage, and other places where he hangs out.
A flea can survive without our food for about a week. They look for organic and shady areas. They also make leaves lying in the garden a possible nesting place. Make sure to take out all the debris in our garden and treat the places where your dog spends time outside. You can use environmentally friendly products to treat your yard.
Of course, you also need to treat your dog. You can find different kinds of dog flea treatment in the market today. There are treatments that you apply behind the dog’s head that can kill fleas. The reason for the location is so that the dogs won’t be able to lick it. This way, the solution can work better. This solutions helps kill fleas on contact. Flea sprays can be applied directly on the fur of the dog. You only need to lightly spray its fur in a well ventilated place. Except for the face, the whole body of the dog should be sprayed. For you dog’s face, use cotton balls to apply the spray but make sure it does not go to its eyes.
The dog should be fully immersed in a flea dip if you are using this method of flea treatment. The flea dip will come with complete instructions which you should follow carefully. There are pet owners who take their dogs to the vet for dips. If you use dog shampoo, then you can eliminate most live fleas. The shampoo should be allowed to stay in the fur for a few minutes for it to take effect. Flea collars are also effective flea treatments but make sure that there is enough space between the collar and the dog’s fur. Cut off any excess to the collar.
You have to be diligent and consistent if you want your flea treatment to be effective. If your dog still has fleas after trying out all the methods suggested, then you should consult with your vet on other options you can take.