Fleas are especially popular during the warmer months. They make your pet's life itchy and uncomfortable, and you, like any other pet owner, want to keep fleas from bothering your pet and infiltrating your home. Those pesky insects are no fun, especially for your pets, who can bite and scratch themselves raw while trying to catch them. Learn some information that may be useful to you!


Fleas are tiny parasitic insects that live in pets' coats and skin. They can hop a long distance, making it difficult to prevent flea transmission between your pets. They can also quickly transition from the environment to your pet thanks to their jumping abilities.


The scratching, the gnawing at the fur, possibly the huge patches of aggravated skin all highlight fleas. Itching is really one of the main indications of a flea invasion in your pet. In the event that you have inspected your pet's fur, you will probably see at least one flea moving around on the outside of your pet's skin. You may likewise see small dark particles that appear as though soil which could be flea droppings.


The main source of skin disease in pets is caused by fleas, it can cause issues like simple irritation to infections. Likewise in light of the fact that a few pets may be susceptible to flea bites (this condition is known as Flea Allergy Dermatitis), one bite can set off an auto-immune response, and all skin conditions ought to require vet treatment.


You should know that there are different ways a flea can present itself, such as:
Eggs – one flea can lay 30 eggs per day, which can drop off into carpets and bedding even before hatching.
Larvae –  the eggs release larvae that feed on organic debris and at this stage can consume tapeworm eggs, allowing them to become an intermediate host for the development of tapeworms.
Adult Fleas – jump onto your dog or cat, feed on their blood, and then start laying eggs.


On the off chance that you have a long-haired pet, it's simpler for bugs like fleas to hide there, you ought to consider having your pet shaved down or trimmed a little for the summer season, that way it will make it easier to spot issues.


It is important that you pick the correct sort of treatment for your pet and stick to the instructions,  it should be according to their breed or species, and the size of your pet. Furthermore, you need to learn how to administrate the treatment the correct way and carry on as long as your pet requirements it.


A veterinarian is your most steady accomplice for the wellbeing of your pet. At Lakeshore Vet and Pet Lodge, we will be able to give you advice and helpful information on any flea issues including spotting them, managing with them, and avoiding more infestations. Our experienced and knowledgeable team at Lakeshore Vet and Pet Lodge in Mandeville is highly qualified to treat fleas, including how to prevent them. If your pet is scratching or has skin damage or you just suspect that it might be suffering from fleas it is best to have them checked by a vet. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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