Controlling Fleas in Dogs
Doing flea treatment both inside and outside your home is the most effective way of controlling fleas in your pets. 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. You vacuum bags have to be disposed of properly by putting them inside a plastic bag and throwing them outside in the garbage cans. This type of cleaning has to be done regularly and vacuum the places where the dog frequently stays daily. Powders, sprays, and foggers can help to kill larvae eggs and fleas while you are cleaning your home. You need to wash your dog’s beddings each week and treat the place where the dog sleeps with flea spray. You car, pet crate, garage, and places where you pet loves to stay should be included in the cleaning and spraying.
A flea can survive without our food for about a week. They look for organic and shady areas. The can make nests in leave lying around in your garden. Make sure that your garden is free of fallen leaves and include places where your dog loves to play or stay outdoors in your treatment routine. You can treat your yard with environmentally friendly products.
Of course, you also need to treat your dog. There are many forms of dog flea treatment. You can buy solutions that you apply at the back of the dog’s head to treat fleas. Dogs cannot lick this part of their bodies. This will help the solution to work. If the fleas make contact with the solution then it will kill them instantly. If you use a flea spray, then it can be used directly on our dogs fur A light spray in a well ventilated place will do the trick. Except for the face, the whole body of the dog should be sprayed. Cotton balls can be used to apply the spray on the face but don’t make it go to its eyes.
If you use a dip, you should fully immerse your dog in it. You need to follow directions carefully. If you take your dog to the vet, he can better administer the flea dip to your pet. 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. If you are going to use flea collars, the dog should wear it a bit loosely. Cut off any excess to the collar.
You have to be diligent and consistent if you want your flea treatment to be effective. Consult with your vet if your flea treatments have not been successful in treating the flea problem in your dog.