The Essential Laws of Animals Explained

Why You Are Risking Your Dog’s Life If They Have Fleas

Having a dog as a pet is one way of keeping the tie between families together. Siblings may love to argue and quarrel over petty things, and you can even get so annoyed if you discover that one of your kids has thrown a party at your place without you knowing about it. Even so, whatever fights and quarrels each family member is going through between other family members, all of them will be bonding over the love that they have for their pets. Pets are one of the reasons why a lot of families are kept intact, and they are also capable of providing unconditional love to each member as their way of comforting you in times where you need it the most.

Being a pet owner, you know that it is one of your responsibilities to make sure that every need of your dog is being catered to. Even if there is a need for you to be getting a number of things when it comes to the hygiene of your dog, fortunately, all of them can now be obtained in a number of pet shops and stores. In spite of all of these, there is still a need for you to be very observant towards your dog.

Fleas are one of the many mortal enemies when it comes to your dog. Fleas can be found just about anywhere that can transfer to your dog. However, the most common way for your dog to get them is from other dogs that they get to meet in public or pass along. It is not that hard to understand why. Dogs are innately social creatures this is why if you take them for a walk and they see another dog, they get excited and quickly go to that dog. Just quickly brushing the coat of dogs can easily transfer their fleas. Flea medications are essential for your dogs. When it comes to fleas, cure is better than prevention because you most definitely do not want to keep your dog always indoors.

Below are some dangers when it comes to fleas in your dog that is why you must be very careful that they do not have them.

Your dog will get bites and itching
A dog that has a lot of fleas in its body is one that has skin that is flaky, bitten, and dry. This is a very horrible experience on the part of your dog, and you know that they have them if you see them always scratching themselves a few minutes apart. The fleas will irritate and bite your dog’s skin and that is why they oftentimes scratch their skin to be relieved of their itch. This will then result to your dog getting skin infection that is caused by the buildup of bacteria and them penetrating the blood that is why the health of your dog then turns out for the worst.

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