Is your pet itching and licking a part of its body time and again? Do you notice any black jumping objects appearing out of your pet’s coat? Then it’s high time you closely observe the coats and hair of your pet with minute care. Take a special fine-toothed comb to find if your pet is infested with fleas. Check the neck and the area around the base of the tail. You can also check the belly. If you find some moving small spots or their droppings which resembles specks of dirt, then definitely your pet is infested with fleas. Your pets may suffer from following diseases if they are infested with fleas and ticks.
- Anemia: Fleas are able to take 15 times more blood than their weight. Pets suffering from too much of blood loss may develop anemia.
- Skin allergy: It is reported that fleas are the most common cause of skin disease in pets. When a flea bites, it injects saliva into your pet’s skin that triggers an allergic reaction. Signs of flea bite include itching, hair loss, scrabs, red and irritated skin.
- Plague: In worst cases, your pet may get affected by this deadly disease as well. A flea that has bitten an infected wild animal can easily pass along the disease.
- Tapeworms: If your pet eats a flea that has tapeworm eggs inside it, then the pet could soon become infected.
- Cat Scratch Disease: Although Cat Scratch Disease or CSD does not affect your pet directly, they may affect you badly. Humans get infected by this disease when flea feces on pet’s claw is transmitted to the owner due to biting, licking or scratching. CSD may become the cause of fever, fatigue and severe headache in humans
If it is a feline friend of you, you should try biospot for cats that breaks the flea life cycle by killing adult fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae up to 1 month. It is also effective against mosquitoes. For canine pets, you can try biospot for dogs, which is equally effective and powerful to deal with fleas and ticks.