External Parasites That Can Affect Your Dog

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Putting flea powder on your vacuum cleaner will exterminate all the fleas inside the bag. Monthly topicals is an easy and inexpensive approach to protect your house from fleas. Bio Spot or Frontline Plus are recommended topical brands available. You might also want to build a doghouse or spot for your dog that is elevated since fleas can’t jump higher than a foot. Water is a flea’s top enemy, so wash the areas that a dog might run around – like your backyard. Minimal contact with grasses and woods will lessen the possibility of infection. If you have a garden, trim leaves and clear brushes, as well as grassy and kennel areas.

Don’t use combs, but soft brushes and try to avoid things like hair spray. Using a “good” mousse (I use Clairol Condition) or soft gel after washing can give your hair additional body without harming the hair.

There are two types of herbal supplements for treating hair loss or thinning: The ones made of phytoestrogenic herbs and the ones made of non-estrogenic herbs. Phytoestrogen herbs (like Black Cohosh) are made of phyto-estrogens which are similar to estrogens. So, they can increase low estrogen levels, because they replace some of the missing estrogen hormones. But, they aren’t the best solution because your body will become less responsive to produce estrogen on its own. This causes a further decrease of body-own hormone levels.

It is very important to promptly remove ticks to lessen the chance of disease transmission from the tick to your pet. Remove the tick by carefully using tweezers to firmly grip the tick as close to your dog’s skin as possible and gently pull the tick upward with a steady even pressure. Do not squeeze or crush the body of the tick because its fluids may contain infectious organisms. Do not handle the tick with bare hands. After removing the tick, thoroughly disinfect the bite site and wash your hands with soap and water.

There are a group of shampoos that only contain natural products such as Soy proteins, Aloe Vera and natural herbs. Some other of these organic shampoos contain Olive oil; we are all aware that Olive oil is good for a healthy body. it is also good for hair and skin too.

Physically, your pet needs regular veterinary care from the time he is young. This includes checkups, vaccinations and dental work. Your pet needs heartworm preventative monthly as well as flea and tick preventative. Fleas can cause many skin problems. Allergies to flea bites and the itching they cause can cause hair loss skin infections for your pet.

If the problem persists, or the pet is already on a healthy diet, then you must look at the specific ingredients in the food. Beef, chicken, corn and soy are the most common allergens, but cats and dogs, like people, can be allergic to anything. Try eliminating the above four things first, if that doesn’t work a more drastic “elimination diet” may be necessary. This usually takes at least 6-8 weeks to get a good reading.