Teresa's Pet Grooming

Pet Grooming and Boarding North of Middletown Ohio

Winter Season is among us .................

 Remember to keep your pets safe and warm this winter season !!!!!

  All animals need access to water round-the-clock. If your pet is reliant on an outdoor water bowl, please find a way to prevent the water from freezing. Water bowl heaters work very well,additionally moving water is more resistant to freezing. Remember that fresh water is needed even if there is snow on the ground.

A warm dog house is a must , a pet's body can only retain so much heat without shelter. Things you can do to keep your pet or pets warm are using straw as bedding, you may  put a heat lamp in the dog house For added warmth on the very cold days and nights. 


 

Fleas::

Fleas are insects, They go  through the four life cycle stages of egg, larva, pupa, and imago (adult). Adult fleas must feed on blood before they can become capable of reproduction.

 Once the flea reaches adulthood, its primary goal is to find blood and then to reproduce. Adult fleas only have about a week to find food once they emerge, but after that they can survive two years to three years between meals

Female fleas can lay 5000 or more eggs over their life, allowing for phenomenal growth rates.

 Bathing can dramatically reduce the flea population on a badly-infested animal, especially when in combination with a mild detergent or shampoo, and brushing or combing. Fleas are susceptible to drowning, but generally survive in air pockets in the animal's undercoat. However, use of shampoo or mild detergent will reduce the surface tension of the water, allowing it to soak in more deeply, and brushing or combing the fur during the bath can also push the water more deeply into the fur.

 Furthermore, fleas can transmit tapeworms and diseases to pets