A pet receiving a flea preventive can be bitten by an adult flea and develop an allergic reaction. Many pets are allergic to the saliva of the adult flea, if the pet is allergic, you will notice itchiness and sores. The animals with the worst allergies to fleas spend a great deal of time grooming and chewing.
Anti-flea medications for animals with allergies are very important and will help prevent an allergy flare up. If the problem persists, most likely it is an environmental problem and you may want to treat your house.
Puppies can be born with roundworms if their mother is infected. Roundworm eggs are found everywhere in the environment, they don't die. Dogs become infected by snarfing down. Be sure to wash hands after playing with the dog.
Cats can transmit roundworm when they eat a mouse or other wild prey animal. Kittens can get roundworms from their mother's milk if she is infected. Wash hands after playing with the cat.
Keep an eye on your pet's feces for roundworms.
Signs of roundworms in your pet: weight loss, dull hair coat, a potbellied appearance. Young animals with a heavy infection may vomit up the worms, some pets may not show any signs at all, while spreading the eggs into the environment.
Your vet can help you keep your pets healthy and free of worms.
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