Springtime will be upon us soon. If you are a pet owner you may soon be wondering how to get rid of fleas. There are plenty of choices available but what is the best way to get rid of fleas? Having both cats and dogs, I have had the "enjoyable" experience of treating both species for fleas.
Your method of flea treatment will depend on whether you are looking to prevent fleas or treat already existing fleas.
If your pet is flea free then you are in luck. All you need to do is keep it that way. You can do the by choosing a product that will keep the fleas off your pet and prevent infestation. There are flea drops, sprays, baths, and dips. You can also put a flea collar on your pet. Just make sure to only use one product at a time so you do not make your animal sick.
Now, if your pet is already infested you are going to have to do some work in order to get rid of the fleas. First you need to keep the infested pets in a quarantined area, such as the bathroom. You will need to put a good flea powder in the carpets. If your house is seriously infested, you will need to get a flea fogger. You and your pets will need to leave the home for this.
Once you have a flea free house, you will need to get rid of the fleas on your pets. First, give them a flea bath or dusting. Then you will need to pick a long-term treatment such as the drops, sprays, or dips. The flea collar will also work to do this. I prefer the sprays or flea collar because it is easier on your pet’s health.
If you have followed all these steps in the correct order, then congratulations you should be flea free. Make sure to keep up on the treatments in order to avoid a re-infestation. If you live in a climate that is warm year around, you will need to treat your pet year around as well. It is far better to keep treating the pet then to have to get rid of fleas once again.
Please make sure to consult your vet before using flea treatments on an animal that is in ill health. Some flea treatments can kill your pet if they have a compromised immune system.