If you have discovered your dog has fleas and successfully treated them, you may want to know how to prevent this happening again. There are many ways in which your dog can get fleas, which we will look at below. Remember, when your dog has fleas for the first time, the fleas may have laid eggs and therefore it is essential to ensure all the eggs are gone and to continue treatment for a few weeks. Doing this makes sure your dog will remain flea free. Best flea treatments – flea treatment center always offers the best there is.
One of the most common ways dogs get fleas is from other animals. Fleas can easily jump onto your dog and find a new host while your dog is out socializing. Generally, dogs contract fleas from feral animals including cats and house mice. However, animals such as rodents, birds, ferrets, skunks, deer, rabbits, foxes, and bovine could also be responsible for presenting your dog with its very own parasites.
From the Home
Fleas could enter your home in a number of ways including by riding on wild animals such as mice into your home. If even a single flea remains in your home it could attach itself to your dog and begin laying eggs, multiplying in days. Humans could also bring fleas into their own homes via clothing or shoes. It is therefore essential to maintain a clean home to ensure the fleas cannot breed.
Fleas can survive outdoors by themselves for long periods of time. This is especially true during humid and warm weather. In shady, cool places they tend to lay eggs and multiply. If your dog visits these areas it is likely they will become an unwanted host to the parasites. Areas such as a backyard, under the porch, kennels, and dog houses are especially susceptible to being home to fleas.
These are just some of the ways in which your dog can get fleas. Dogs make a great home for fleas and they will multiply very quickly if you do not treat your pet. The best way to avoid fleas in the first place is by maintaining a clean home and using strong smells such as essential oils or cedar to prevent them from staying in your home.