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DEALING WITH FLEAS ON DOGS

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Fleas might be little but they can certainly cause a lot of discomfort to our dogs. And that’s not all. They can transmit tapeworms and cause dogs to have skin problems, as well as just being downright irritating for them.

That’s why tackling fleas in a timely way is so important, and that’s where our experts can help. The good news is that flea problems can be simple to start fixing when us pet parents have the right know-how.

 

LOOKING OUT FOR FLEAS

Fleas aren’t always the easiest things to spot due to their small size. They’re only about 2 mm long and they’re dark coloured, so they can look like bits of dirt unless they happen to move – and they can be almost unnoticeable on dogs with longer or darker hair. Not to worry, we’ve got some quick tips on how to spot fleas on your pet, so you can find out if your dog has them. 

The other thing is that fleas on a dog can lead to fleas in the home, especially if pets aren’t regularly treated. Take a look at the key signs of a home infestation to see if that’s what’s going on in your home.

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Sorting out a flea problem

If there are several fleas on a pet or in the house, now’s the time to act. Flea problems can quickly escalate due to the amount of flea eggs each female flea can lay (up to 50 a day!), and no one wants hundreds of fleas around the place.

Our step-by-step guide to getting rid of fleas in the house will make tackling a home infestation seem far less daunting. Or, if you’ve only found fleas on your dog right now, take a look at how to solve a flea problem on your pet.

Stopping fleas from becoming a problem

If you’ve not got a flea problem now, that’s great. And of course, we all want to keep our dogs free from these parasites. Unfortunately, that can be tricky without taking the right prevention measures, because dogs can pick up fleas from anywhere un-flea-treated wildlife and pets have been. So, just a simple dog walk can turn into a flea issue. 

Luckily, flea prevention is simple – especially with the three-step guide to preventing fleas on our pets and in our homes put together by our pet experts.

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Dog peering over a log in a forest

What if my pet’s still a puppy?

If a pup has fleas this can potentially be dangerous because they’re so small. Fleas can cause anaemia and this can be really serious (even fatal) without treatment. Thankfully, this needn’t be a problem if the right flea treatment is used at the right time – some treatments are only suitable for puppies over a certain age and body weight. Check out our guide to flea treatment for your puppy to find out more and help your pup grow happily and healthily, without these problem parasites.

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