Fleas and Worms – Nasty Visitors

Need a way to keep your dog clean then please keep reading below as they have some great tips and tricks to keeping your dog clean and looking smart . 

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Fleas and Worms

Fleas and Worms can cause discomfort in your dog

The most common parasites you may find in your dog is Fleas and Worms. This article will outline the signs of each and how to prevent them from entering your dog and your home.

Fleas – they live on animals and feed from their blood. They are most commonly seen in clusters in warm areas and areas the dog finds it hard to reach e.g. behind the ears, armpits, base of tail. If you spot black dirt on your dog, put a bit on white paper and put a drop of water on it, if it turns bloody brown, your furry friend has fleas!!

Dogs should be treated for fleas every 2 months. Prevention is better than cure! If they’re on your dog, they’re in your house!!

Signs of fleas:

  • Fleas/flea dirt visible
  • Scratching/licking a lot
  • Flea bite allergy causing the skin to become inflammed
  • Hair loss
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Dog quickly looking/biting at base of tail
  • Anaemia

Worms – they live inside the dog and can be seen in the feaces when the dog goes to the toilet.

Dogs should be wormed every 2wks until they are 12wks old, then every month until they are 6 months old and then every 3 months for the rest of their life.

Signs of worms:

  • Coat dull and in poor condition
  • Always hungry but loosing weight
  • Looks bloated
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Anal irritation
  • Burping
  • Coughing

You should always be on the look out for signs of Fleas and Worms. One of the people who might notice this better than others could be your dog groomer. Here at Blissful Brush we will always give your dog a quick health check and with the close contact we have with your dog, will be able to spot things that may well go unnoticed.

For more information the Dogs Trust is a good source.

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