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For those who have a pet, you know that there is a possibility that at some point, the much-feared fleas appear, and when this happens, the discomfort can be double, as it affects both the pet and the owner.

Therefore, every tutor’s desire is to find a way to How to get rid of fleas once and for all. Since these parasites feed on blood and can jump up to 1 meter in height, which causes a lot of discomfort.

If you want to know how to get rid of fleas and, furthermore, if you want to keep your home free from these parasites, keep reading!

Kitten scratching

What are fleas?

As fleas are parasites most common in dogs and cats. Therefore, they are wingless insects that feed on blood and can jump up to 1 meter in height.

Furthermore, they love a hot and humid climate, the ideal temperature for the parasite is between 21 and 26 degrees.

For this reason, we have many cases during the Brazilian summer, in fact, there are around 59 different species of fleas in Brazil!

And its life cycle is divided into 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult animal. They can live for up to 12 months and during that time, they produce millions of offspring.

Eggs are usually laid on sofas, fabrics, carpets or rugs, for example. Which makes fleas very inconvenient in an environment.

How do you know if your pet has fleas?

Normally the belly, base of the tail and head are the easiest and most common places to see fleas.

However, other symptoms may appear in dogs and cats. Check it out below.

dog scratching

Symptoms of Fleas in Dogs:

Great loss of hair;

Wounds or redness on the skin;

Allergic flea dermatitis (DAPP);

Intense itching;


Excessive licking;

Visible evidence (between the paws and on the belly);

Copper-colored stains of dirt;

In more serious cases, there may be serious health problems such as anemia, diarrhea, weight loss, lack of appetite, worms, tiredness and pale gums.

Symptoms of Fleas in Cats

Excessive itching;

Nibbling or licking excessively;

Great loss of hair;


Visible evidence (between the paws and on the belly);

Dark residue on the skin may indicate signs of insect feces.

In addition to the symptoms mentioned above, in severe cases the feline may have anemia, and consequently weakness, extreme weight loss, fever and yellow mucous membranes.

Cat with fleas

How to get rid of fleas

If you noticed any of the signs above and were sure it was small insects, check it out now. how to get rid of fleas on your pet and in your home.


1. Use of medications:

Use the specific medication recommended by your veterinarian for your pet. It is necessary to evaluate the animal’s health, the place where it lives, its routine, the region where the fleas are resistant, among other details.

Remembering that it is essential to strictly follow the product’s recommendations, especially the dose and frequency of application. And you should not use products from dogs to cats and vice versa.

2. Regular baths

Perform regular grooming on cats, and on dogs, bathing or bathing and grooming is recommended depending on the need.

How to get rid of fleas: bathing dogs and grooming cats

3. Weekly brushing

Brush your pet’s hair weekly with a fine-toothed comb. Because it traps fleas, making it easier to remove them.

How to get rid of fleas: Weekly hair brushing

4. Prevention with a flea collar

This is a great solution how to get rid of fleas and keep your pet away from these and other parasites.

5. Treat the pet and all animals in the house

There is no point in taking proper care of a pet if there is another animal in the environment that may also be infested or contract fleas.

Therefore, maintain a regular grooming schedule for all animals in the household.

Dog and cat together

How to get rid of fleas in the environment

1. The vacuum cleaner will be your great ally

Vacuum the corners of the skirting boards, the cracks in the floor (especially if it is made of parquet and carpet), the carpets, upholstery, furniture, the balcony, the cement floor in the garage, the backyard, in short, every corner of the house and do it in the minimum once a week.

Oh, don’t forget the pet corner: the bed and blanket. These are super important places for eliminating fleas. Also, remember to change your vacuum cleaner bag.

How to get rid of fleas: vacuum the house

2. Pest control

For more serious cases such as carpet, many pets, and houses with an infested lawn, it may be necessary to do pest control, but of course, removing the pet from the house and hosting it out of there.

3. Wash the animal’s things

Wash all pet bedding, toys and accessories at least once a week.

Dog playing with plush

4. Use of products in the environment

There are many types of flea spray that can be used in the home, but be careful, it must be recommended by a veterinarian.

Pay attention to the instructions on the product to prevent your pet from coming into contact with dangerous ingredients when you are treating your home.

5. Care for the exterior of the house

Keep the exterior of the house free of organic debris and old leaves. Because fleas love to hide there!

Dog and cat together
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