How to tell if your pet has fleas

It is important to pay attention to flea and tick control, even when you think you might not need to.

It's important to pay attention to flea and tick control, even when you think you might not need to. Just because it doesn't look like your pet is being bothered by these pests doesn't mean it's not having problems with fleas. Many pet owners look for scratching as an indicator that their furry friend is being bitten by fleas, but not all animals that are struggling with the parasites scratch themselves.

According to the Connersville Veterinary Clinic in Indiana, dogs only scratch if they are allergic to flea saliva so you might not notice that your pup has a flea problem if the only symptom you're looking out for is skin irritation. Even though your pet might not be scratching itself doesn't mean it's not bothered by the parasites. 

Luckily, Hartz has an effective way to protect your dog from fleas constantly, so that even if you miss the signs of pests on your pet you can still keep them healthy and happy year-round. Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs will kill and repel fleas and ticks and prevent re-infestation for up to 7 months.


This content is provided by the flea and tick experts at Hartz®. We believe in offering safe, effective and affordable parasite prevention for every dog and cat.