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Ridding Your Dog’s World of Fleas

adinfo_flea_life_cycleThe flea is one of the most resilient creatures on the planet. There are over two thousand species of fleas around the world. One female flea can lay more than twenty thousand offspring in a month and an adult flea can live for months without any sustenance what-so-ever. You can’t ever be completely rid of fleas; it’s impossible. The best actions you can take against fleas are preventative measures to control them in and around your environment.

How are fleas dangerous to your dog? They not only make your canine companion itch incessantly but they can also transfer heartworms and tapeworms to your dog, which can be extremely life threatening. Fleas can also cause a number of allergic reactions that may result in dermatitis and anemia. If your dog has fleas it is in your best interest to get rid of them as soon as possible.

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