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How Parasites and Fleas Harm Your Family and Your Pets?

It is a sense of great pride and joy to have pets. Playing with pets and harboring the great moments with them is a thing to treasure for lifetime. But, as pet owner you always know in order to savor these beautiful phases, you need to be on your heels to safeguard your cutie fur members from different parasites. You must already be well aware of the most common parasites that adversely affect the health of your furry animals, and it always become your daunting job to keep them away from your pets.

How Parasites and Fleas Harm Your Family and Your Pets?

Speaking of some of the most common parasites, let us find here how they negatively affect our lovable companions along with having an indirect harmful effect on humans.

The most typical parasites that attack your pets as well as harm your family members indirectly are fleas, ticks and worms.

How Fleas, Ticks & Worms can harm Your Pet?

Fleas

Fleas are those dark brown colored parasites that not only dwell on pets but also thrive sucking their blood. Feeding on animal’s blood they complete their life cycle and multiply abundantly. These creatures cause painful bites leading to swelling, inflammation and in worst cases skin conditions such as flea allergy dermatitis and others. Flea bites cause itching and in certain cases victim cannot resist the urge to scratch and bite the site resulting into wound.

Fleas can also carry tapeworm larvae and result to tapeworm infection in pets. Moreover, this even circuitously leads to tapeworm infection in humans.

Ticks

Belonging to spider family, ticks are able to crawl easily on host to feed and grow in big size. Many hard ticks use saliva which act like cement, helping them to anchor to stick to place and this makes it harder for you to remove them.

Excessive tick bites result into skin lesions, itching and allergy and hair loss. A special type of ticks causes Lyme disease in pets, which proves to be quite fatal. In certain cases, humans can also get infected through Lyme disease, which is dangerous.

Worms

Different types of worms including intestinal worms and heartworms infect dogs and cats. Roundworms are the most common worms that infect pets and can cause severe problems. Tapeworms are the group of internal parasites that live in digestive system and harm animals. This rarely passes to humans. Hookworms are also a kind of worms that infect through different method and if left untreated in pets can often infect people.

How to protect your family and pets from these parasites?

  • It is crucial to treat your furry pals with revolution or frontline plus every month to averse the attack of fleas and ticks. The greatest benefit of using frontline plus is it not only kills adult fleas but also destroys all the life stages – flea eggs, larvae and pupae of fleas to further prevent flea re-infestation.
  • Use popantel or canex to remove worms in order to prevent infestation.
  • Do not allow your pet poo around the areas where you are growing plants for consumption or play arenas of your children. Remove your pet’s feces on the daily basis.
  • In case you’re allergic to pets or have weakened immunity or you are pregnant, arrange someone else to remove feces and take care of your pet’s litter job.
  • Family members should always remember to wash their hands after playing with pets, gardening or working outdoors.

Avoid your children from putting the hands in the mouth as this is the most common reason of getting infection.

 

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