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Fighting fleas in dogs

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If your dog is constantly scratching or rubbing himself too much, he may have some friends crawling around his skin or hiding in his fur, i.e. he may have fleas. However, this is a problem that is easy to treat and relatively simple to prevent.

how to combat fleasWhat causes fleas

Fleas are wingless insects that jump enormous distances, parasites that by themselves only cause itching and discomfort although they can transmit diseases they carry such as allergic dermatitis, an infection that occurs because the dog’s skin is allergic to the flea. Other diseases they can transmit are taeniasis, bubonic plague and worms.

Therefore, if the dog has fleas, it should be treated as soon as possible. Fleas are difficult to see at first glance, but their droppings can be seen on the dog’s skin and coat. When the dog has fleas, you will see small dark spots that turn red when wet.

Flea treatments

To treat your dog it is best to buy a treatment at any pet store, which will eliminate them in a short time. Home remedies are not recommended.

In addition, in order to prevent infection, there are collars, lotions, lotions and other hygienic products that prevent contagion, although it is not advisable to mix them, because they almost always contain doses of poison. It is best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate product and dosage, and follow his recommendations.

The best thing to do is to prevent your dog from getting fleas, so it is necessary to avoid taking him to places where he can get infected, and if you have other animals, they should also be treated to avoid contact between them.