A Quick Guide to Fleas and Treatments
This is because we love our favorite pet to the extent of giving them pretty names.Well, but when flea season comes it becomes a nightmare for both you and your pet. But it would be better if you had prevented the flea from your compound instead of treating them. There are various preventive measures and treatment methods for flea.
One of the ways for flea treatment for your dog is by washing your dog in flea and tick shampoo. Another way is by applying a flea powder. A flea spray is another way of flea treatment for dogs.
If you have gone to a cattle ranch, you may have been fortunate enough to see a cattle dip, basically to treat ticks on cattle. 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.
There is a common phrase that “Prevention is better than cure”, well, this too can apply to flea treatment for our pretty pets such as dogs. Application is done all over the dogs’ body.
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.
Whereas, most of the flea treatment are either applied or sprayed, the brewer’s yeast is mixed with the dogs’ food daily. Then, since most of flea treatment are chemicals, ensure that your dog is locked in a ventilated room as you treat the fleas, especially if you have small kids trying to run up and down the house. It is easier to prevent flea latching to your dog than to watch your dog undergo an itchy process.