Bartonella is a type bacteria that can be transmitted to cats, dogs and humans from exposure to infected fleas and ticks.
by Augie Bering The common flea is a pernicious little beastie that loves to feed on our pets. When you discover that your dog or cat has fleas, the first instinct is…
Flea control is a major concern for many dog owners (and their dogs). In some parts of the U.S. temperatures never get cold enough to completely kill off these pests. Even in areas where fleas are rare it’s possible to find an occasional infestation. Many people turn to “spot on” treatments and sprays to get rid of fleas. They may even use dips and other pesticides. However, some owners are concerned about the potential side effects these chemicals may have on their dogs and family members. Here are some suggestions for a more natural approach to flea control.
I own a flea comb and use it pretty regularly on my dogs. And I generally keep a bowl of soapy water next to me as I use it because it really works – and if I end up with a flea or two on the comb, I’ve found the easiest thing to do is to quickly brush them off into the bowl of soapy water.