Friends, foes and everything in between: listen up! There are few things worse than your dog getting fleas. The incessant itching, the whining and – worst of all – the fleas jumping from your pooch to your person. Yikes!
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But don’t worry. We are here to help you prevent this from happening. There are several easy steps you can take to ensure that your pup doesn’t bring fleas into your home. Believe me –it’s a bigger ordeal than you expect!
- Check your yard for fleas
Fleas and ticks love having a good place to hide and many dogs pick up fleas from their very own backyard! Be sure to keep your lawn mowed and your shrubs trimmed so the fleas will be less attracted to your yard. Plus, your home will look better!
- Take preventative measures for your pup
You can buy a flea brush and quickly run it through your dog’s fur before he comes inside after walks or playtime at the dog park. The flea brush will pick up any unwanted guests in your dog’s fur.
- Does your dog have long fur or hair?
Consider cutting it shorter or even going for a shave in the summer. Remember: fleas love to hide, so long fur equals ample hiding opportunities for fleas!
- Go the extra mile
You can purchase flea and tick spot treatments at any pet supply store, which is the very best way to prevent fleas from coming into your dog’s life. They can be a bit pricey, but will ultimately save you from having to spend big bucks on flea bombing your entire home!
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