Whether you live in Kennebec or Tulare, pet owners all over South Dakota have discovered the benefits of pet insurance.
Reasons to Consider Pet Insurance in South Dakota
Pet insurance in South Dakota is a great idea for those living in The Mount Rushmore State. Living in South Dakota, many pets do come in contact with fleas. But what can you do if your pet does has fleas?
Signs Your Pet Has Fleas
Below are the most common signs that your dog has fleas:
Fleas can eat 15 times their bodyweight in your pet’s blood. Depending on the amount of fleas, this can cause anemia or a substantial blood loss which can be life threatening. In a puppy, this can threaten the survival of the puppy to fight off other conditions. In addition, some dogs are allergic to the flea’s salvia. Flea based dermatitis is very painful for your pet and will cause them to have hot spots. Learn more about fleas on pets.
How to Treat Fleas on Pets Speak with your veterinarian about a treatment plan. Some vets might suggest over-the-counter medication while others might prescribe a prescription flea treatment. In addition to treating your pet, you will need to treat your house by thoroughly cleaning rugs, carpets, bedding and all upholstery. In severe cases, you will need to use a spray or “bug bomb” to eradicate the fleas.
More About Pet Insurance in South Dakota
The best defense with fleas is a great offense. For more information about flea medication, please read our article 5 Things You Need to Know About Fleas. Please visit where you can find topics about your pet in our Pet Health Center or read tips about how to purchase pet insurance.