Fleas are blood-sucking insects that can cause a lot of trouble for animals and their owners. In order to avoid these problems, you need to learn how to properly deal with these parasites!
So, you have found fleas in your pet. First of all, you need to go to the nearest veterinary pharmacy and purchase means to combat these insects. When choosing products, be sure to take into account the type of animal, its age, as well as the possibility of allergies.
Most often, a variety of antiparasitic shampoos are used in the fight against fleas. They are produced for kittens, puppies, adult animals, as well as for rodents. Follow the instructions to bathe the animal with this shampoo. Be careful not to get the product in your pet's mouth, nose, or eyes.
You can also purchase special solutions for fleas and ticks. As a rule, they are available in the form of ampoules, which are applied to the withers. These products are absorbed into the top layer of the skin and protect the animal from parasites for several weeks.
A good remedy for bloodsuckers is an anti-flea collar. It can be used either after applying the shampoo or solution, or separately. Read the instructions carefully - many collars can only be worn by animals after six months.
If you live in an area where there are no veterinary pharmacies, then you can use human medicines. Hellebore water is excellent for removing fleas. It must be applied to the entire body of the animal, wait a little, and then rinse thoroughly with water.
When dealing with fleas, do not forget to treat at home. In veterinary pharmacies and hardware stores, special solutions are sold with which it is necessary to treat floors and upholstered furniture strictly according to the instructions. It is also necessary to throw out the pet's bedding and most carefully treat the places in which your pet likes to sleep.
As a preventive measure, you can put dried bitter wormwood under the bedding of the animal - fleas cannot stand its smell. For preventive purposes, it is recommended to regularly wash the animals with anti-flea shampoo, as well as use ampoules with insecticidal solutions and antiparasitic collars. Before using all of the above means, it is advisable to seek the advice of a veterinarian.