Fleas are the unfortunate result of being a good pet owner and letting your pets romp around outside. Don’t worry, we shall walk you through the steps to be flea-free.
Make Sure It’s Fleas
Fleas on a pet look like dark sesame seeds moving through the fur. They can also jump long distances for how small they are and move through pet fur surprisingly fast. Lastly, do not confuse them with ticks, which are also small but will grow to the size of small grapes (fleas do not) when full of blood.
Treat Fleas on Your Pet
Deal with the immediate problem first; get those fleas off your pet. Use flea shampoo to kill and wash the fleas on your animal’s body off. Ask your veterinarian if you are unsure which shampoo to choose.
Treating the fleas on your pet is the easy part.
Treat Fleas in Your Home
Fleas could still be infecting your home; they jump incredibly far for their size and can lay dozens of eggs a day. Wash all bedding and clothes (yours and your pets’) with the hottest water setting allowable with detergent to eradicate fleas in all life stages (egg to adult). Vacuum the area, and don’t forget the drapes....