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There's nothing like a flea to ruin a dog's good time!

If fleas are making your dog miserable Dustin Brown Jersey Authentic , then there's only one thing you can do: find the flea's number one enemy. And no, it's not a flea collar. It's not flea powder either.

Let me explain....

Evolution has given fleas quite a few advantagesThis is what makes them so tough to get rid of. You see, the flea is a very adaptable and resilient little pests (not unlike the cockroach--ugh).

What advantages do fleas have? There are three major ones:

First of all, small as they may be, fleas have an immune system. And they will develop immunity to any kind of pesticide you use on them. It may take a few generations before this happens, but it doesn't take all that long for fleas to reproduce Anze Kopitar Jersey Authentic , so a few generations is nothing in "flea time".

Second, fleas go through several stages of development, referred to as a "life cycle". During the fleas life cycle, it progresses from egg to larva to pupa, to adult flea. Trouble is, only the adult and larval fleas are susceptible to attack. Flea eggs and cocoons can live quite comfortably through a "bug bomb" Drew Doughty Jersey Authentic , or in the presence of flea collars and powders.

Third, fleas don't live just on your dog. It would be great if they did, because we'd only have to deal with our pet and we'd be done. We all understand that dogs pick up fleas outdoors, and that every time they step outside, dogs are tasty targets for fleas inhabiting the yard, woods Jeff Carter Jersey , etc. So, we know there's danger lurking outside. But you might figure that once a flea hops on board, it'll live out its life cycle on your pet. To some extent, that's true.

Initially, fleas lay their eggs on their host. But, most of the eggs don't stay there. They fall off Tyler Toffoli Jersey , landing on the floor, in the carpet, and back in the yard! And we're not talking about just a few eggs. A single flea can lay 10 to 50 eggs a day, and can live as long as 100 days. That's as many as 2000 eggs in the lifetime of a single flea. Imagine the possibilities...

Here's another disturbing (and pretty disgusting) fact about fleas: when they bite, they inject a tiny amount of saliva into your dog. It acts as a blood thinner, making the blood easier to extract Martin Frk Jersey , but this also can be a means of spreading diseases and tapeworms. And it certainly isn't good for allergy-prone dogs, who can develop rashes and hot spots.

==========The Trouble with Traditional Methods==========

Convention has it that dogs should wear flea collars. If that doesn't work, sprinkle her with flea powder. And, of course, fumigate the house and yard. We've already discussed one problem with that approach, which is that fleas become immune to all pesticides sooner or later Derek Forbort Jersey , so you must continually change products. But the other problem is more serious. It's the fact that all pesticides are poisons. They weaken your dog's immune system, making him an even tastier target for fleas. And they can make him sick in other ways too.

Poison is poison, no matter how you package it. (Yes the "spot-on" products are full of toxins too) And in your fight to eradicate fleas, you'll end up spreading poisons all over your yard, around your home, and --through his skin--into your dog's vital organs. Sure Alex Iafallo Jersey , no more fleas, but at what cost to everyone's health?

========So, what's a dog lover to do?===========

Fortunately, there's an answer. What most of us aren't told is that there are natural substances that fleas can't tolerate, and that are actually lethal to fleas. One of these is call "diatomaceous earth", or "DE".

DE is composed of finely milled fossilized shells of minuscule organisms called diatoms. The microscopically fine Ilya Kovalchuk Jersey , sharp edges dry out the insects' outer shell on contact and fleas will dehydrate and die within hours.

The insects also die when they eat the dust. And it works on lots of other pests besides fleas! What's great about DE is that your dog (or cat) can eat it and it won't hurt her at all. And since it works by dehydration, fleas can't become immune to it

DE can be purchased as a powder and sprinkled on your pet and around your home. Don't leave out that most important step! Sprinkle the floors, furniture and carpeting. Sprinkle your dog's bedding and any place he likes to "hang out", since that's where the most fleas will accumulate. Be sure to get underneaththe furniture, because fleas like to hide out in dark places.

While vacuuming and washing the floors often is helpful, unless you can do it daily Adrian Kempe Jersey , it won't be enough. You should also know that fleas that get sucked into the vacuum bag can live and reproduce there, so be sure to vacuum up some DE powder too, to kill off fleas in the bag.

===========What about my dog's irritated skin?===========

All that scratching and those powders can leave a dog's skin pretty irritated. Wel>Leafywell And John Orlandini Join Forces

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