Putting flea powder on your vacuum cleaner will exterminate all the fleas inside the bag. Monthly topicals is an easy and inexpensive approach to protect your house from fleas. Bio Spot or Frontline Plus are recommended topical brands available. You might also want to build a doghouse or spot for your dog that is elevated since fleas can’t jump higher than a foot. Water is a flea’s top enemy, so wash the areas that a dog might run around – like your backyard. Minimal contact with grasses and woods will lessen the possibility of infection. If you have a garden, trim leaves and clear brushes, as well as grassy and kennel areas.
Physically, your pet needs regular veterinary care from the time he is young. This includes checkups, vaccinations and dental work. Your pet needs heartworm preventative monthly as well as flea and tick preventative. Fleas can cause many skin problems. Allergies to flea bites and the itching they cause can cause hair loss skin infections for your pet.
There are some specific skin diseases as well. Mange is caused by a mite and causes lesions and hair loss, usually around the mouth and eyes. This most often clears up on its own, but some dogs and cats cannot rid themselves of the mites and have a more severe case. Ringworm is a highly contagious fungus affecting cats, dogs and people (especially children). It shows up as circular lesions that are raw, hairless and scaly. The disease spreads rapidly.
In general a shorter hairstyle will reduce the appearance of hairloss and thinning. This can be an effective option regardless of whether you losing hair at the crown or have a receding hair line.
Sarcoptic mange mites affect dogs of all ages, during any time of the year. Sarcoptic mange mites are highly contagious to other dogs and may be passed by close contact with infested animals. These mites burrow through the top layer of the dog’s skin and cause intense itching. Signs of Sarcoptic mange mites include generalized hair loss, skin rash and crusting. See your veterinarian for medication to kill the Sarcoptic manage mites.
Essential Fatty Acids, also known as Omega-3 and Omega-6 are important nutrients for the skin and coat of dogs and cats. You might also consider certain herbs, such as Milk Thistle or Dandelion, which support the liver and help the body detoxify. There are many natural topical products that can be used to calm the symptoms.
This massage helps in two ways. Firstly it improves the blood circulation of the scalp thereby supporting the proper nutrition to the scalp. Secondly it helps in getting rid of dead cells and improves the hygiene of scalp and hairs. These methods in turn help in supplying nutrition to the hair follicles. Our hair arises from the hair follicles that are present in our scalp. When these scalp pores (hair follicles) gets blocked some how, it leads to hair fall or growth bad textured hairs. Through massage these pores gets opened then thus promoting hair growth. Secondly as the nutrition is supplied to the hair roots that are situated in the hair follicle then it gets nourished and again leads to hair grown and its promotion.