Why Do My Pets Keep Getting Fleas Again and Again?

flea controlOnce your pets have fleas, you may treat your pets, only to have your pets show symptoms of fleas again in just a few weeks. Fleas can be difficult to deal with, and it is not enough just to treat your pets. You will need to address your home. When fleas lay eggs, they fall of your pets and land in your carpet. The eggs and larvae will live in your carpet. The eggs and the pupae are difficult to treat with flea powders which is why your pet may become infected again. Here are things you can do to stop your pets from dealing with fleas again and again.

Treat Your Pets

First, you will need to treat your pet with a medicated shampoo. The shampoo will state how frequently you can use it. If not enough time has passed, you will need to do your best to comb the fleas out of your pet’s fur. You should check your pets to make sure they are not developing sores or hot spots. If your pets seem overly tired or miserable, it is a good idea to have the vet check them for complications or other illnesses.

Treat Your Home

If you have had your pets get fleas multiple times in the last few months, chances are that the flea treatments you are doing to your home are not effective. You should contact a professional to come in and perform a treatment for you. In addition, you need to wash your bedding and vacuum your furniture thoroughly. You should not neglect washing your pet’s bedding. You will need to vacuum, and you may also want to have your carpets professionally cleaned to be sure that all the eggs and larvae are removed from your home.

Put Your Pet on a Flea Preventative

There are a few things you can do to stop your pets from developing fleas in the future. The most important is to put your pet on a preventative medication. This can be a flea collar, drops that you apply to the back of your pet or an oral medication. Your vet can help you determine the best option for your pet. If you have been using this type of medication, and your pet is still getting fleas, it is likely time to switch the medications to a different medication or method. Be sure to check with your vet before you make change to make sure it is safe.