Fleas can be incredibly dangerous for your pets. Not only do they irritate the skin and make your pets itchy, they can also spread deadly diseases and make your pets sick. Over a female flea’s lifetime, she can lay 2,000 eggs, so if you find out that your pet has fleas, you better act fast. Here are some of the things you should do if your pet gets infected with fleas.
Step 1: Give your pet a flea bath
The first thing you should do it give your pet a bath. Bathing your pet regularly will help rid your home and your pet of fleas. You don’t necessarily have to use a flea bath, but it helps. As long as you use a soap that is safe for your pet, it will work just fine.
Step 2: Buy a flea comb
After you bath your pet, you should buy a flea comb. Use a bowl of soapy water while you’re brushing your pet’s hair. You can dunk the brush in the water after you get the critters out so you’re not putting them directly back onto your pet. Typically, fleas like to live on the neck and tail areas of your pet, so focus on those, but don’t forget to brush them all over.
Step 3: Treat your pet with flea medicine
After you’ve bathed and brushed your pet, you’ll want to treat them with medicine to be absolutely certain that you’ve gotten rid of the fleas. To immediately kill existing, biting fleas, you can use fast-acting products. You can purchase the liquid treatment that is placed between their shoulderblades or even a flea collar. This will assist you in getting every last flea off of your pet before you take the next steps.
Step 4: Thoroughly clean your home
Now that your pet is flea free and clean, you need to clean your house. Fleas, eggs, and flea dirt can hide out in your carpets, so those suckers need a deep cleaning. Bisaillon recommends having your upholstery cleaned by a certified cleaning technician every 12 to 24 months, and more frequently if you have small children or pets. However, even if you recently had your couches, carpets, etc. cleaned, you need to get them cleaned again to ensure the fleas are gone. Otherwise, they will keep infecting your pets.
Step 5: Buy a flea preventative
Now that the fleas are gone, you should order your pets a flea preventative. These come in chewable tablets, pills, liquid, and other forms for your pet to consume on a monthly basis. the best part is that you can order them right online. The American e-commerce revenue is about $423.3 billion, and it’s steadily climbing. Whether it’s full truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), or parcel, carriers are forced to adjust to changes in the retail industry. This means you’ll almost always have online shopping and shipping available to you so you can keep your pets safe.
Fleas are no joke, and you want to keep your pets protected. Follow these steps, and contact your vet if necessary. Summer is all about fun, not itching and diseases.