The Many Types of Dog Flea Treatments
If you are to control fleas in your pets effectively, then it has to be done both inside and outside of your home. This is why flea control for dogs is seen as an aggressive process. The areas where your dog loves to lie down and sleep are the areas that you need to vacuum daily. 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. When you are using cleaning products in the form of powders, sprays, and foggers, larvae eggs and fleas can be killed. Every week, your dog’s beddings need to be washed and treated 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. The live to stay in places which are organic and shaded. If there are many fallen leaves in your garden, then it is a sure place where these fleas nest. Make sure to take out all the debris in our garden and treat the places where your dog spends time outside. You can treat your yard with environmentally friendly products.
The dogs itself has to be treated as well. There are many forms of dog flea treatment. One treatment is in the form of a solution that you squeeze behind the dog’s head. Dogs cannot lick this part of their bodies. The solution will work better if untouched. If the fleas make contact with the solution then it will kill them instantly. Flea sprays can be put on the dog’s full body. Just spray it lightly and in a well ventilated place, The whole body should be sprayed but not including the face. 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. Some pet owners are not confident to do it themselves so they let the vet administer the flea dip. Dog shampoo is also effective in treating live fleas. You should leave the suds on the dog’s coat for a few minutes. Flea collars are also effective but it should be put on loosely. Cut off any excess to the collar.
Doing flea control needs diligence and consistency. If your dog still has fleas after trying out all the methods suggested, then you should consult with your vet on other options you can take.