Your furry little pet, no matter the species is often your best friend. And more than just your friend, they rely on you for food, care, warmth and friendship. It is up to you to take care of them, nurture them and help them grow, and when done correctly will benefit you with a friend for life.
Grooming your pet is more important than you might think. This isn't about making them look or feel good, but it's also about keeping little pests such as fleas and ticks away from them. These fleas are little pests that cause a great deal of itching and could cause sores, patchy or clumpy fur, and infections if left untreated.
Treating your pet for fleas is the easy part. There are collars to help prevent them if they are old enough to wear them. There are also shampoos, conditioners, and pills that can help treat them. But first you need to find out if your friend has them. It starts with simply holding your pet in your lap and petting them. While you are doing this you want to look in between the fur, parting it at times and using a comb to check for signs of fleas. The comb is used to hold the fur back while you inspect them for these little pests. Brushing against the flow of the fur will net the best results, but it can also irritate your pet, so be gentle.
Fleas will jump at the first sign that they are found, as well as leave small white eggs, or shells of themselves in your pets fur. Once you find the signs it is time to take action to remove them.
Depending on whether your pet is an indoor pet or an outdoor pet will determine how often you want to inspect them. Outdoor pets obviously need to be checked more often. In fact any time they meet another animal or happen to play in a park or the grass in general would be a good idea to check them. Indoor pets should be checked every few weeks as you could carry fleas in the house yourself and not even know it.