Dogs are common hosts for fleas, which are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of mammals. Fleas can cause a range of problems for dogs, including itching, scratching, skin irritation, and even anemia in severe cases.
To prevent flea infestations in dogs, it’s important to use flea prevention products regularly, such as topical treatments, collars, and oral medications. It’s also important to keep your dog’s environment clean by regularly washing their bedding and vacuuming carpets and floors.
If your dog already has fleas, it’s important to treat them as soon as possible to prevent the infestation from spreading. This may involve using a flea shampoo, flea comb, or prescription medication from a veterinarian. Additionally, it’s important to treat your home and yard to eliminate any fleas that may be living there.
Our professional dog washers at Smith Farms Boarding Kennels make sure to remove dirt and loose hair from your pup to help keep away fleas and ticks and other skin irritations. Visit our Smith Farms Dog Bathing Services page to learn more.