Here at PennySaverUSA.com, we are animal lovers. Any pet owner can tell you what a nightmare it may be if your pet gets fleas. It is even worse when your pet develops an allergic reaction to fleas, making bites even more miserable. In addition to allergic reactions, both fleas and ticks may lay eggs and you may be battling an infestation for months ahead, not to mention other diseases.
Spring is the time to beef up those preventive measures. First thing you should do is to take your pet to the vet! Make sure your pet is up to date with all annual vaccinations. You can also ask your veterinarian about topical medication to repel and kill fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Although these are safe when prescribed by a licensed veterinarian and used properly, some ingredients inside the topical product may not be safe for long-term use or exposure. Read the ingredients carefully and ask your vet if you have any questions regarding both animal and human health effects.
Home preventive measures will also help keep your pet comfortable and free of any parasites that can harm both your pet and your family.
- Checking for Fleas – Check out this video by Dr. Mike from VetVid who teaches you how to check for fleas so you can ensure your pet is safe and clean.
- Housecleaning – Clean your carpets, curtains, bedding, and everything to help eliminate any eggs or hiding fleas.
- Homeopathic Treatments – Scented oils like eucalyptus, peppermint, cedar, and citrus can be diluted with water to repel fleas from bedding while making your home smell fresh.