Flea Control in dogs and catsWritten by Niall Kennedy
Flea control can be a very hard thing to do especially if you live in areas where fleas are largely populated. Weather has a lot to do with fleas and trying to keep them outdoors and off of your pets can be very changeling.
You can try many of products available to rid your pets of fleas and then find that you still have problem. Fleas will lay their eggs in your carpet and on furniture and bedding that your pet happens to lie on.
The first step in flea control is to rid your pet of these blood sucking pests. Talk with your veterinarian to find out best products available. You can have your pet dipped; buy flea collars, and other products that will eliminate fleas from your pet.
Now, that your pet is flea free, how do you get rid of fleas inside your home? You should now vacuum your entire home including any furniture that your pet has laid on. Once you vacuumed, be sure to throw vacuum cleaner bag out immediately. The bag is probably full of fleas and you do not want to take chance of them somehow finding their way out of vacuum. If your pet has a pet bed, wash it completely or discard it and buy a new one. Any other bedding, towels, and rugs that your pet has been on also need to be cleaned.
Lyme Disease Treatment for PetsWritten by Niall Kennedy
Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics, because disease is caused by a bacterium that is introduced to your pet through a bite from a tick carrying disease.
Antibiotics will be taken for a long period of time and some times and may not be very effective if your pet has had disease for a long period of time. Sometimes, your veterinarian can switch antibiotics so see if that may cure disease. But, if your pet does get bitten again, disease can reoccur.
So, best treatment for lyme disease is in prevention. Ticks can be found in many different areas and are just waiting for next warm body. Keeping your pets out of thick brush and high grass will help them from getting ticks, but there are many products on market today that can in fact keep ticks off of your pets or kill these pests if your pet already has ticks.