In this pet care video, Dr. Mike walks you through the process of checking your pet for fleas; what to look for, how to use
a flea comb, what is flea dirt, and the importance of starting a flea control program such as oral tablets.
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Hello! I’m Dr. Mike. This is Tabitha and this is Buddy. Fleas cause many problems in pets including allergic dermatitis, transmission of tapeworms and even anemia in small other puppies and kittens. So if you live in an area where fleas are common, you’re going to want to check your pet on a routine basis and we’re going to show you how to do this.
While fleas can be anywhere on the body, they tend to concentrate from the lower back and tail basis. I like to start it by separating the hair and looking for pepper like material. Some cats have a black or thick hair coat. That can make it difficult. In these cases I like to use a flea comb. Here we just comb through the hair and look for fleas or flea dirt. If you’re not sure if it not flea dirt put some on a wet paper towel and the flea dirt will turn red and bleed in the paper towel.
So that’s it. It’s easy to check your pet for fleas. I hope that this information was helpful and thanks for watching.