Fleas and ticks
Your dog’s fur can be the perfect environment for fleas and ticks, as these pests usually feed on their blood. They should be eliminated as soon as possible, because they can cause many health problems, such as various allergies and tick borne illnesses. They are more common during the warmer months, but your dog can ‘catch’ them at any time of the year because their eggs can survive for months in your house.
Signs your dog has ticks: dark specks in their fur (which are actually flea droppings), white specks in their fur (flea eggs), they lick and scratch frequently, scabs or hot spots on their skin. As I said before, these pests feed on their blood, so dogs that lose too much blood can develop anemia which can adversely affect their overall health.
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