Flea season is upon us, and protecting your pets from these unwelcome guests is crucial. Our guide provides practical tips for spotting fleas, recognizing infestations, and effectively preventing them.      

How to Check Your Pet for Fleas:   

  • White Towel Test: Place a white towel under your pet while you brush them. Fleas and flea dirt will fall onto the towel and be easily visible.
  • Look for Flea Dirt: Flea dirt looks like small black pepper-like specks that turn red-brown when moistened. Check your pet’s underbelly and near the tail.
  • Use a Flea Comb: Gently comb through your pet's fur, focusing on areas around the ears, neck, and tail. The fine teeth of the comb can catch fleas.

Signs Your Pet May Have Fleas:   

  • Excessive Scratching, Licking, or Biting: This can indicate that fleas are irritating your pet’s skin.
  • Red Patches or Bumps: Particularly around the neck, belly, and base of the tail.
  • Unusual Redness or Hair Loss: Especially if your pet is grooming excessively in specific areas.
  • Flea Dirt in the Fur: Small black specks that resemble ground pepper.

5 Tips for Flea Prevention:   

  1. Regular Treatments: Use veterinarian-recommended flea treatments year-round. These can include topical solutions, oral medications, or flea collars. If you prefer more natural, non-chemical alternatives, we offer a selection of recommended products at our store that might be just what you're looking for.
  2. Keep Your Home Clean: Regularly wash pet bedding, vacuum carpets, and clean furniture to remove flea eggs or larvae.
  3. Treat All Pets in Your Home: Fleas can transfer from pet to pet, so ensure all your animals are treated.
  4. Maintain Your Yard: Mow the lawn and clear tall grasses where fleas may live.
  5. Consult Professionals: If you're unsure about the best flea prevention strategies, talk to your vet or visit us at Wishbone Pet Care for personalized advice and effective products.
These fleas can lead to health issues for your pets. If you have any questions or need advice, our team is always here to help, including specialized flea baths. Let’s keep our pets healthy and comfortable together!