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Steps To Aid Your Pets From Fleas


Flea infestation is a common issue that occurs on a daily basis with your pets. It can not only be annoying, but is also very dangerous for them and even for you. But first what you need to know is what flea infestation means. When these nasty creepy wingless things bite an area of a warm-blooded host for blood and then jump from one host to another for its survival, infestations spread.

Our Windsor veterinarians provide you information on how fleas are a source of irritation for your pet animals. The problems that they cause are –

  • Skin Itchiness in your pets like dogs, cats, etc. Constant scratching by your animal develops scabs on your pet’s skin which could get infectious.
  • Flea saliva causes allergies like FAD (Flea Allergy Dermatitis) that spread serious diseases like tapeworms, cat scratch fever, typhus and bubonic plague.
  • Ingestion of fleas cause tapeworms which are parasites passed to your pets, especially dogs, and causes stomach related infections.
  • Anaemia is another issue which occurs when fleas feed so much on your animals that their red blood cell count decreases.

We, Ambassador Animal Hospital, are the best animal hospital in Windsor who offer best veterinary treatment solutions for aiding your animals from fleas. You can follow the below steps to get rid of fleas.

  • Bathe your pet animal with soapy water which is an effective way that won’t let fleas grip onto your animal furs. You can also add a cup of white vinegar to soapy water as the bugs can’t stand its smell and will leave the host. You can also use citrus to bathe your dogs as it is a great flea repellent and killer.
  • After bath, groom your animal with a flea comb thoroughly and carefully to trap the left over fleas. Repeat this procedure for as long as your pet allows it.
  • Oral medications like tablets or other medications also help in getting rid of these worms that can be applied near the base of the pet’s neck and between the shoulder blades where he/she can’t lick it.
  • Keep your animal indoors for as much as possible to prevent flea re-infestation. And if it is necessary, then keep your pet away from long grasses and bushes.

For more information call us on + 519-971-3100 or you can e-mail us on