Flea Control For Dogs And Cats…

Flea Control For Dogs And Cats…

Fleas, one of the most common external parasites of pets in the United Kingdom, are small wingless insects that use their specialized mouth to pierce the skin, inject a small amount of saliva to prevent the blood from coagulating, and then siphon blood from their host. Some animals become sensitized to this flea saliva causing severe itching and scratching from a single bite. Flea allergy dermatitis is a common ailment among dogs.

Current flea control products are primarily either oral (by mouth) or topical (applied directly to a part of the body) systemic treatments. Most of the products may be used for prevention as well as to treat existing flea problems.

Consult with your vet to determine which flea and tick control products are best for you. The choice of flea control will depend on your climate, environment, your pet’s activities, and potential for exposure. However, with consistent use, it is almost always possible to control your flea problem. Using these products throughout the year typically will eliminate the need for regular insecticidal use.
(Modified Pet Article – Based On Source: Courtesy of http://pet-articles.blogspot.com)

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