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“Rainy season” a prone season to catch dermatitis in dogs and cats. Most important aetiology to cause
dermatitis in pets are minute insects, in other words, we can say ectoparasite. This is the parasite which
is present on the fur/hairs of the pets namely “fleas and ticks”. These harmful ectoparasite of pets are prone to cause dermatitis in dogs and cats. As we know during the rainy season the unwanted grass is grown around the street, as this is the place which are more prone where this ectoparasite get attached to pet body, especially “Ticks” because when we take pets for a walk, unfortunately, the larvae of ticks remain at the tip of the grass blade and when dogs/cats pass from the same grass these larvae attached themselves to the body of pets and here the life of tick began, which is responsible to cause “TICK FEVER” in dogs.

Tick and fleas are the most common, that most pets face during the rainy season, which plays an important role to cause, flea dermatitis in dogs, miliary dermatitis in cat, tick fever, tick paralysis, tick toxicity and due
to bloodsucking nature of ticks, pets suffer from anaemia, bacterial infection and as this ectoparasite get attached to pet body there is chances of itching to the skin due to the bite of a tick and pets start rubbing body with hind legs or to any object like wall etc. which causes injury to the skin and due to injury there are the chances of causing secondary infection to pet animal which may lead to cause bacterial infection if not seen in early stage and as we know rainy season is a prone season for the growth of bacteria.
Here are few reasons, how fleas are harmful to pets.
 The bite of fleas are painful, irritating and produce a hypersensitive reaction in dogs and cats.
 As result of the bite, the skin becomes rough rash develops and due to this pet dogs and cats goes
on rubbing the hind part.
 Subsequent bites of fleas in pet animal cause a severe hypersensitive reaction which causes “flea
dermatitis” in dogs and cats.
 Whereas flea dermatitis is more severe in cats resulting in the formation of a crust.
Now a day, “HOW TO CONTROL FLEAS IN PETS” is big a question in mind of pet owners; here are few
tips.
 A “fleas collars” are available in pet shop/veterinary clinic, this is nothing but a resin belt which
gives protection for 2 – 3 months form fleas.
 Consult best veterinary doctor near your area, if you find your pet is rubbing body again and
again with the hind limb.
 It’s better to appoint home visit veterinary doctor, for the treatment.
 Groom your pets twice daily.
 Try to keep the hair and skin dry, of your fur baby.
 Pet owner has to take care lot of care to see to it that their pet stay pet free.
As we know pets are the most attractive host in the metro city for ticks during rains, which cause tick fever
in pets. Nowadays almost 10 in 7 dogs suffer from tick fever across the metro city. Tick is nothing but
ectoparasite which larvae are mainly present on the blade of the grass. So when we take a pet for a walk
these larvae get attached to the body of the pets.

Here are few reasons, how ticks are harmful to pets:-
 There is a chance of injury to skin due to the bite of ticks.
 Due to bloodsucking nature of tick, the pet may suffer from anaemia.
 If pet owner ignore the tick present on the body of pet there are 100% chances of causing TICK
FEVER in pets.
 In severe condition, there may be a chance of paralysis in pet animal, which knows as tick paralysis.

HOW TO CONTROL the TICKS here are few tips:-
 Pasture plunging should be done if you have a garden place in your house backyard.
 Control wild and domesticate the animal, keep your pet away from them.
 Use tick repellent for pets.
 Groom your pet hair twice a day.
 Consult your best veterinary doctor at your home or make an appointment as early as possible.
 Avoid outdoor activity of your pets.
 It’s better to appoint home visit veterinary doctor, for a comfort for your pet.


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