How To Protect Your Pets From Fleas And TicksWritten by Bridget Mwape
Fleas are wingless, blood-sucking insects that feed on dog, cats, humans and other species. There are many different types of flea each one specific to animal that it lives on. The most frequent fleas found in home are cat flea and dog flea.
THE FLEA PROBLEM Fleas and ticks are responsible for a number of diseases in pets and people. Some types of ticks, for example, can transmit bacteria that cause Lyme disease to animals and humans and some fleas can harbor tapeworm larvae, which grow into adult tapeworms in intestines of pets or people. Flea bites commonly cause skin irritation and itching and some pets are allergic to flea saliva. Taking care of your pets responsibly includes protecting them from fleas and ticks. Fleas can be a problem even in best kept homes and on cleanest of pets. The best approach to managing fleas is prevention. But if you already have a flea problem, you can control them as long as you treat both your pet and your home. Many products are available to help control fleas and ticks on pets and in their environment. Check with your veterinarian for appropriate treatments.
FLEA TREATMENT AND CONTROL The objective of treatment is to break flea life cycle by treating home, pets, and outside environment with insecticide. Before purchasing and applying pesticide products to pets to control fleas and ticks, talk to your veterinarian about best product to use and how to treat animal, as well as environment.
After feeding on your pet's blood female flea lays eggs which drop into animal's bedding or favourite resting place. The highest concentration of eggs, larvae and pupae are likely to be in these areas rather than on animal itself. This means vast majority of flea population lives in your yard or home.
New RecoveryPets.Com Tag Services Provide A Sense Of SecurityWritten by Thaddeus Collins
The greatest benefits of ownership is knowing that your property will be there when you need it, but ownership of a pet requires a different type of security measure. Because, pets are living creatures with minds of their own, they have a tendency to want to explore new things, and this often encompasses wandering off and not knowing how to return to where they started. This dilemma poses a unique problem for their owners inthat their pet is out there alone, and they are depending on kindness of strangers to reunite them with their lost pet.
Now, every pet owner wants to have a sense of security that their pet will be returned if lost, and this is evidenced by popularity of various identification techniques, such as pet tags, tattoos, and pet microchips. But, all of these means of pet identification have their limitations, and those limits are based on fact that owners’ information will not change, and that finder knows how pet is tagged. Although most recognizable form of identifying a pet is pet tag, this method is also subject to limitations above, but a company called RecoveryPets.Com has rectified this problem.
The pet tag is not a new invention, nor is it high tech, but it is still most recognize means of identifying a lost pet. Now use of pet tag has been revolutionize by combining pet tag with a unique identification number and internet, this company has effectively created a means to recover lost pets that will never become obsolete. And, by compiling a database of registered pet owners on RecoveryPets.Com website with their contact information, pet tag now provides a true sense of security for pet owners concerned about their pets wandering away.