How to Get Rid of Fleas - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis
Fleas are one of the most common issues faced by dogs (and their owners). These jumping pests (they can’t fly) are typically contracted by a dog coming into contact with an infected animal or environment. Left untreated, chronic infestations not only make your dog miserable but can lead to infection and more serious flea-related diseases.
Symptoms of Dog Flea Allergies:
Itching and scratching: Like all parasites, fleas depend upon a host animal for their survival – in this case, your dog’s blood. Dogs can be allergic to the protein in flea saliva and will itch or scratch as soon as the flea bites the dog’s skin.
Red pimples or bumps: These symptoms may appear on your dog’s groin or belly, under the legs, at the base of her tail or on her behind
How to Check Your Dog for Fleas:
White towel test
Treatment Options for Fleas
If you’ve found that your dog has fleas, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your vet. There are many treatment Examples of flea treatments include chewable tablets spray-on solution Collars designed to prevent fleas Natural Treatment Many dog owners don’t like using prescription medications ,they try to use Essential oils, But before using any natural treatment you should consult with your dog’s vet for any complication
If you can’t detect any fleas, flea dirt or eggs, but your dog continues to scratch or seems uncomfortable, have your veterinarian check her over. There is a skin test your vet can administer to test for flea allergies. It’s also possible that your dog is suffering from another type of allergy such as a food, atopic or contact allergy which the vet can diagnose during your visit.