Our pets are great things that bring smiles to our faces even in the darkest of days - however, if there is one thing that they are good at - it is getting their snouts, paws, and claws in places they shouldn't be. We know not to eat certain things, drink dirty water - but our pets don't seem to have this knowledge. Maybe we gained it through evolution, who knows? We can keep ourselves safe, and perform certain actions to keep ourselves healthy, but it doesn't seem like our pets can do that! They can bark, scratch and scream to protect from physical threats, but they aren't the type to look after their guts or digestives systems. In fact, pets have a pretty hard time as it protecting themselves from pests; big and small.
Our pets, whether you want to think about it or not, can suffer from external threats and internal infestations due to their actions and the consequences of those actions. They don't necessarily need to be naughty to get infected - or suffer from the bite of pests.
One of the common pest problems that a pet can face is a flea infestation. Fleas find solace in the thick and dense coats of pets - but they are easy to spot, you'll simply notice your pet itching and scratching intensely and regularly, but you'll also be able to see black specks.in the coat of your pet. You should ensure that you seek the best flea treatment to ensure that not only are the fleas eradicated from the fur of your bet, but to ensure that the pet doesn't suffer any repeat infestations in the future. Unfortunately, a flea infestation can just come naturally - from your pet wondering around the garden - what you need to do is be prepared to spot the infestation, treat it and protect the pet with certain medicines in the future to prevent it from recurring.
Internal parasites and pests can be major issues for pets, and they are common - unfortunately. They can be picked up from the ingestion of moldy and stale food and will breed and reproduce inside of your pet. It's a disgusting thought for an owner to think about so how do you think the poor pooch feels? There are a wide range of internal parasites that can affect pets of all kinds, but the most common is tapeworm - a disgusting parasite that we can also contract from our pets if we are not careful with washing our hands! If you notice a change in eating habits, get to the vets right away and always, always ensure that your pet eats fresh food and drinks clean water.
Our pets don't look after their health - dogs love chocolate even though certain ingredients within chocolate like cocoa are fatal. This means that they cannot be trusted and are not independent at all. They need your help in all aspects of life - and especially with their health and safety. Be a responsible pet owner and keep an eye out for harmful pests.
This is a contributed post.