Do you have pet like dog, cat etc.?
Do your pet got flea problem before?
Do you have an idea how dangerous the flea problem could be?
We had talked about the Cat Flea before, but we didnt talk too much, refer to "Deal with the cat flea
This time, it is an article for the pet owners who really care, love their pets and would like to take time to read this article carefully go solve flea problems.
To talk about the flea problem for pets.
First, we should know what are fleas:
Fleas are a class of wingless insects from the order Siphonaptera; they are parasites that live exclusively by hematophagy, the consumption of blood from a host organism.
There are more than 2,000 species of fleas, and through evolution they have adapted to feeding on an extremely specific variety of hosts.
There are cat fleas, dog fleas, and human fleas, as well as fleas that feed exclusively on singular species of rats, birds, and other animals.
What if there are fleas on your pets?
Fleas can cause a wide variety of issues for your pets, the most common of which is flea bite dermatitis, which is a specific allergy to flea saliva.
It leads to intense itching and scratching for your pet.
That constant itching allows the skin to break open and form scabs that can get infected.
It can happen on any area of the skin, but the most frequent site is the back and base of the tail.
It can be treated by your veterinarian. It will need the removal of the fleas as well as medications for the allergy and infection.
In additional, internal infections from fleas.
A second problem caused by fleas is tapeworms. These are parasites that are passed to your pet when they actually ingest the flea, the tapeworm is initially inside the flea, and then grows inside your pet. They are segmented parasites that can be as small as 1/2 inch and look like maggots, but can also be as long as 12 inches. They can cause an itchy rear end as well as weight loss. But they are easily treated by your veterinarian."
At the same time, another medical issue involving flea infestation on your pets is flea bite anemia.
This is when young or small animals (such as puppies and kittens) have a severe flea infestation and the fleas feed so much on these animals that their red blood cell count decreases. Thus, they become anemic. This can be a medical emergency and even fatal in some cases if left untreated.
Also, Fleas Are a Health Risk to Humans, Too
Dog and cat fleas don’t usually look to humans as hosts, but fleas in the home can still be a significant health risk to pet owners.
Fleas can bite humans but don't actually live on human skin or hair. Certain diseases can be carried by fleas and spread to humans, including plague and cat scratch fever.
Getting Rid of Fleas,
If your pet got flea problems, talk with the veterinarian, usually problem will be solved easily with medicine.
But the living fleas still need to remove by person, to remove these disgusting small insects and their eggs, recommend to choose Aosion's electronic flea comb
, choose comfortable pest-free life!