ALLERGY TO THE SINK OF THE FLEA (DAPP)

What is the allergy to the sink of the flea?

Fleas are one of the most common internal parasites that pets can suffer, along with ticks or lice.

These small insects, of between 1.5 and 4 mm in length, are characterized by having a Body flattened vertically, be individuals without wings and possess a highly developed hind legs that allow them to make important breaks and thus pass from one animal to another or to a new host (who has a parasite) whose feed.

Our pets are affected mainly by the Ctenocephalis species Ctenocephalides canis and felis, and the time of year more typical are the warmer months of spring to autumn, but depend on the environmental conditions, could be found throughout the year. Fleas have a life cycle consists of 4 stages, of which the eggs are a very important part, as they fall from the animal and can stay between the tissues of the home (carpets, sofa, etc).

When fleas parasitize a guest, they like to do it in dark areas. So, if you want to search for our animal, we will have to look at the lumbar region and base of the tail, the hind legs, abdomen, and armpits. In puppies, can also be easily found in the head and in animals that are very parasitized, can be found throughout the body. The use of a special comb can facilitate this task because it is trapped between the teeth.

How does allergy to the sink of the flea work?

Fleas can act as vectors in the transmission of diseases but above all are important because in animals with a hypersensitivity to his saliva, can cause allergic dermatitis (DAPP). When they bite a guest, this is a slight feeling of discomfort or stinging, but the animals that are sensitive to their sting, experience a feeling much more annoying, with much more stinging and inflammation of the skin that develops with bumps, scabs, darkening of the area and considerable loss of hair breakage when you lick or scratch without stopping and can lead to infection of the skin secondary to all this harm.

Thus, in the face of this table, it will be so important to the treatment of these lesions as the elimination of fleas, because a simple flea can result in all of these injuries.

Currently, there are different products to eliminate flea infestations:

For the animals: products toward adult individuals or some of the other phases of the cycle. Very important to treat all the animals that live together.

  • Topical products: necklaces, spot on, Shampoos,
  • Oral Products:  liquids or tablets.

For the environment:

Clean with hot water or vacuum all surfaces where the animals are. Special insecticides in the form of a spray or aerosol to surfaces. Gas pumps to cover wider spaces.

A good cleaning of the environment and a good plan of deworming, it is always important for both our pets and their owners, as we can see affected by these small insects.

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