How to check your dog for fleas

At some point in the life of your dog, they’ll get an infestation of fleas.

It is much better to start a process where you check for fleas before your dog actually has them. There are a variety of products available for treating your do for fleas which are cost effective and easy to administer.

One of the easiest ways to remember the flea programme is to set it in your calendar for every two months and to make the process complete you can set your calendar on a three month routine for worms.

The controlling of fleas is important as they can lead to health problems for your dog. Severe cases of fleas can cause itchy skin (Dermatitis) and cause a red rash with loss of hair.

Puppies can be at risk due to anaemia if they have fleas as they feed on their blood, which can contribute to growth problems.

Tape worms can be caught from fleas and that causes weight loss and diarrhoea.

The best way to tell if your dog has fleas is to groom him or her on a regular basis or look whilst you are stroking your pet to see if any are noticeable. Adult fleas are easily spotted.


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