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How dangerous are fleas? How to get rid of fleas in cats?

Time:2022-10-04 11:45:43 source:ucutxmastrees.com author:Beast Read:603次
How dangerous are fleas? How to get rid of fleas in cats?

Fleas are the first ectoparasites of cats. They are famous for their fast reproduction, difficulty in killing, carrying viruses and infecting people, so they must be killed as soon as possible. 1. What are the harms of fleas? Fleas are a kind of blood-sucking parasites that are small in size, do not suck blood, or are slightly larger than sesame seeds, and are good at jumping. 1. Blood-sucking fleas rely on blood-sucking for a living, and fleas must also suck blood to reproduce, and both males and females must suck blood. The amount of blood a flea sucks every time is not large, but it is also larger than its own body weight. And generally suck blood multiple times a day, so the total amount of blood sucking per day is not less than any blood sucking parasite. 2. Biting fleas need to bite when sucking blood, which will cause skin allergies and pimples after the bite. More sensitive people or animals react to the bite after being bitten, which can cause iron-deficiency anemia in addition to extremely itching. The unique characteristic of pimples from flea bites is that there is a prominent small eye in the center, and this wound is also prone to infection. 3. Transmitting Diseases Fleas can transmit many diseases, including tapeworm disease, plague, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, endemic typhus, and Bartonella. Among them, plague and hemorrhagic fever are more common, and they are more harmful, so we must pay attention. 4. Fast reproduction Fleas reproduce very fast. A female flea can lay about 200-400 eggs in a lifetime. Most of these messes will fall in various corners of the house, and then develop into larvae, larvae turn into pupae, and finally become adults, and begin to find various animals, including people, to parasitize. If you see fleas on your cat, it's only 5% of the fleas in your household, and 95% are in the environment. 5. Amazing bouncing ability The bouncing ability of fleas is amazing, they can jump up to 19.7 cm and up to 33 cm. Therefore, people often jump and run as soon as they find out, and most of them jump on people, so wait a few minutes for a big bag on their bodies. 2. How to get rid of fleas in cats It is recommended to isolate in a small and relatively closed area such as the bathroom. In order to avoid scaring pets, it is recommended to bring your favorite cushions. 2. If there is external medicine, take the medicine in time, if not, take a bath. If there is an in vitro deworming drug on hand, perform in vitro deworming immediately. If you don't have external deworming medicine on hand, bathe the cat immediately, fleas are afraid of water. Bathing won't kill fleas 100 percent, because flea eggs, larvae, pupae, and even some adults may hide from drowning. But it can kill the cat's fleas to the maximum extent, and the rest can be solved with external deworming. Note here that it is best not to take a bath within 2 days of using the deworming medicine, and it is best not to take a bath for at least a few hours. And it is not recommended to use deworming medicine immediately after bathing. Generally, it is best to use it two days after bathing. 3. Buy a new in vitro deworming medicine. If you have an in vitro deworming medicine at home, you have already dewormed the fleas once. It is recommended that the purchased deworming medicine should be dewormed again 7 days after the first deworming. If you don't have deworming medicine at home, remember to buy two copies, one to use right away, and one to use after 7 days. 4. Clean all kinds of clothes in the house, bed sheets, quilt covers, sofa covers, carpets, etc., all need to be cleaned. It is recommended to scald with hot water (before ironing, pay attention to whether the fabric is afraid of hot water). Clean up all the clutter in the house. If conditions permit, it is recommended to incinerate the cleaned things, and do not throw them away directly (to prevent pollution of the outside environment). 5. Environmental extermination To completely eliminate fleas, it is not enough to deworm pets. It can only kill the 5% of the fleas on the pet's body, and the remaining 95% can't be killed. After a while, it will be on the pet again, so it must be killed in synchronization with the environment. Fleas are very harmful to cats, and fleas are also zoonotic, they also like to bite humans, and at the same time transmit a large number of diseases. So if fleas are found, they must be cleaned and completely eliminated.

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