Friday, August 7, 2009


These little creatures are dreadful parasites that, to some degree, inhibit the quality of your pet’s life. It is important to ensure that your pet is protected against this parasite, as they may the cause for discomfort in the form of hair loss, rashes, or they may act as a vector for other diseases. Fleas, larvae and the eggs may be controlled by a number of products on the market. Some products prevent the larvae from developing chitin, killing them, but it is important to note that this will not kill the fleas. Remember to use flea medicines with care as some of them are strong enough to affect your pet, if not applied according to the instructions. One must also ensure that one’s home environment is rid of these beasties, by spraying appropriate product, and through regular vacuuming. Fleas also tend to thrive at higher temperatures (so be prepared for the summer months) and the use of air conditioning may also inhibit the fleas’ life cycle.