When summer arrives, pet owners will be concerning themselves about fleas on their pets. The best thing to do is to prevent the fleas from settling into your pet’s coat. However, if that does not work, getting rid of fleas will require some type of flea treatment. In addition, when using a flea treatment on your pet, such as a flea shampoo, it is important that it be done properly and effectively.
There are some benefits to using a flea shampoo compared to other methods such as a flea bomb. With a shampoo, the treatment is limited to just your pet. Wash your pet’s coat thoroughly with the shampoo, making sure that your work it up into a thick lather. Carefully work over your pet’s entire body, working the foam through the fur onto your pet’s skin. Rinse your pet and dry, using a clean towel.
Of course, something that takes a lot less work is a flea bomb. However, they affect the whole house and but are not for used on your pet. They require everyone leaving the house, including your pet, while the bomb is working. To help prevent the house from becoming infested again, they leave a poison behind. Eggs can lay dormant for up to a year and a house bomb is meant to kill not only the fleas but the eggs also. However, do you really want to live in a house filled with flea poison?
The best thing you can do to begin with is to simply help keep your pet flea free. Vacuum frequently. Change your vacuum cleaner bags frequently. Wash your pet’s bedding on a regular basis, more in the summer when fleas are a bigger problem. Inspect your pet regularly. In addition, if you do spot a flea, treat your pet with a flea shampoo immediately to prevent the situation from becoming worse.