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This lovely little shih Tzu was much more comfortable after her groom.

As it is the summer our beautiful four legged friends can have a problem with fleas.  The main reason for this blog is to help customer’s whose dogs and cats have repeated flea infestation.

If you see fleas on your dog or cat or if they are found when your pet visits the groomers it is a MUST to treat your pet as soon as possible.  You can get advice from your groomer, vets or a good pet shop on a good flea treatment to use.

All I can advise is DON’T BUY CHEAP FLEA TREAMENTS as they DON’T WORK VERY WELL. And your pet may still have fleas.

Some customers have said it is hard to spot the fleas.  I always check around the bottom and between the back legs and tummy. If your pet has fleas you can find them in these areas usually.

If you pet has fleas as stated above treat them as soon as possible. Make sure you clean your house very well, vacuuming the floor and wash bedding or even get rid of the bedding and buy new. If you have carpets you might have to buy special flea spray from the vets or a good pet shop.  Adult fleas can lay their eggs in your carpet and before you know it those lovely little baby fleas grow up and lay babies flea eggs of their own and the cycle continues.

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Super handsome little man. He looks like a younger version of my Shih Tzu.

It is very important that you read all instructions on all flea treatments and sprays.  It is also very important that you treat you pets once a month for fleas in order to break the cycle.  It may sound like I am trying to teach you to suck eggs but I am not I am only trying to offer helpful advice as a lot of my grooming customer ask me about flea treatments.  Another helpful hint as a gentle reminder to re-treat your pets for fleas is mark on your calendar when the next treatment is due. (I do this which I find very helpful as we all have very busy lives and may forget to give our pet their flea treatment.)

Finally flea bites can make your dog feel very uncomfortable and can cause very bad infections.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE AND FREE FROM FLEAS!