Mar 15 2017


What bothers you most? When your pet scratches so much his rattling tags
keep you up all night? Is it the “thump, thump, thump” of her back leg on the
floor that makes sleep impossible for you both? Or maybe it’s just knowing
that your best friend is miserable because they can’t get comfortable?

The majority of pets don’t have flea infestations – but many have been bitten because fleas are everywhere! Fleas live outdoors in warm weather. They can live indoors too– even in really clean homes – year-round in any climate. Fleas will gladly hitch a ride on your pet into your house. And all it takes is one fleabite (specifically the flea’s saliva), to set off a full-blown skin allergy. They may scratch their sides and neck or even lick their paws until they’re red and painful.

If a flea has bitten your pet and it’s not treated, you’ll have THREE problems on
your hands:
1) A little itch can develop into a full-blown skin infection, making life for
your pet miserable.
2) Fleas may infest your house. Remember, fleas just take a quick “blood
meal” when they bite your pet. The rest of their lives are spent in your
house – and flea eggs can lay dormant in carpets, on floors or in the sofa
for months to years. Eeeeeew.
3) Once a flea bites, they start multiplying and the life cycle begins, now you have an infestation.

The good news? You can count on us to help derail the whole flea problem.
We’re experts when it comes to flea allergies and flea prevention. Prevention is
simple and affordable. Schedule your pet’s annual checkup and let’s talk about
the best options for keeping the whole family (both furry and human) flea free.
Make your appointment today!

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