Dogs, like in any place in the world, are the most popular
Singapore. In fact, almost every household in Singapore is
protected by a trusted domestic canine. Despite the dramatic
increase of dog population in the mentioned country through
the years, it's alarming to know that only a few owners
truly has sufficient knowledge in taking good care of their
pets. The sad part is that majority of pet lovers in
Singapore are not even aware about the various parasites
that can harm their precious dogs. A dog is more than a
guard but an extended member of the family so protecting him
from all sort of risks particularly pest infestation is
crucial. Have you ever wondered which of among the many
pests often found on dogs is the most lethal? Browse through
this article and know more about the three common pests on
dogs so you can determine which of them requires your
attention the most.
Fleas need to travel from one host to another in order to
survive. These pests have a decent jumping range making it
easy for them to relocate among several dogs. The dog's
blood will serve as the main element for fleas to multiply.
Eggs will then be laid on the dog's fur and often dropped on
his common sleeping areas. What made fleas so dangerous is
their fast production rate. If left unattended, your dog can
suffer and die from severe blood loss due to these
parasites. Although solving flea infestation is possible by
simply grooming your pet regularly, the number of fatalities
of dogs in Singapore associated with this issue is still on
the rise since most owners simply don't have enough time to
cater their dog's needs.
No other pest can cause immense physical damage to a dog
compared to mites. These parasites are known culprits of
mange and scabies on both pets and humans. Mites often breed
on the face, ears, legs, and secluded areas of the body.
Signs of infestation include severe itching, skin lesions,
anxiety, and sleeplessness. Prevention is better than cure
if we talk about mites. Your dog might survive their
infestation but it will leave him severely injured which
takes several months or even years to fully recover. Proper
grooming can help keep mites at bay. If you notice signs of
possible mite infestation, consult a veterinarian at once so
he can help you formulate an effective solution before
things get out of hand.
Ticks are easy to spot and rarely stay on one host during
its life cycle. Nevertheless, this does not mean they are a
minimal threat to your dog. Unlike fleas, ticks only stay on
their host to feed. They drop off once full and breed on
hidden areas near their host. This stealthy approach is one
of the main reasons why ticks are not easy to deal with.
Totally getting rid of them requires the help of a reputable
pest control company especially if your house has various
areas fitted to serve as their breeding place.
Which of these parasites is the most lethal to dogs?
All of the parasites mentioned above can threaten the life
of your precious dog if you fail to take action in the least
possible time. However, mites tend to be more dangerous
because of the serious level of damage they can set forth to
your pet and the small amount of time required for their
offspring to mature.