How to get rid of fleas

Fleas are small, wingless insects known for their exceptional jumping ability and irritating bite. More than just a nuisance, fleas can cause health problems for your pet, including itching, allergies, skin infections, and the transmission of infectious or parasitic diseases, some of which can be transmitted to humans. Here’s how to keep your pet safe from fleas and how to treat a flea problem. What do fleas look like? Fleas are small and very quick moving, making them hard to spot. To the human eye, fleas look like little dark red or brownish ovals with legs underneath. If you see a flea, be prepared for it to jump or crawl away quickly. Sometimes, you might not see the fleas themselves, but you may see evidence of them in the form of ‘flea dirt’ (flea faeces), which looks like regular dirt on your pet. The way to tell the difference is to place some on a wet ...

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Does your pet have worms?

Worm infestations are common in dogs and cats, and knowing how to spot the signs early can ensure your pet stays healthy and happy. Worms can cause several health problems, ranging from mild discomfort to serious illness. Here’s how to determine if your pet has worms and what to do about it. What are intestinal worms? Intestinal worms are parasites that live in your pet’s intestines, feeding on blood or other nutrients. There are four main types of intestinal worms in pets to be aware of: Roundworm Roundworms are one the most common types of intestinal worms in pets. The adult worms, resembling long strands of spaghetti, live in the small intestine. Infestations are particularly common in kittens and puppies, who can get roundworms from their environment, from their mother in the womb, or through her milk while nursing. Symptoms of roundworm infestation in puppies and kitten can include a pot-bellied appearance, stunted growth, vomiting and diarrhoea. Hookworm Hookworms ...

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