Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Fleas

  • Fleas can result in your pet getting tapeworm, weight loss, skin infections, hair loss, etc.

To get rid of fleas in your residence and/or on your pet(s):

  • Ask your veterinarian for recommendations
  • Use flea control products which are non-toxic

Regularly:

  • Check your pet for fleas, e.g., by running a flea comb along back of pet near rear end, looking for black specks, putting the specks on a paper towel, putting a drop of water on the specks, checking for red circles (blood from your pet)
  • Use products which attack adult fleas and flea larvae/eggs
  • Place flea control substance on your pet’s back between the shoulder blades it will spread across the skin

Monthly:

  • Consider giving your pet a tablet which helps sterilize fleas

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