One of the most common questions veterinarians receive regarding the use of monthly flea/heartworm medications is whether topical or oral formulations should be used. And of course, like most medical decisions, the answer to this question will be based on the individual circumstances of the pet and the pet’s family. In those families with infants… [Read more]
How do dogs and cats get fleas?
Despite our best efforts, most of us have dealt with fleas on our pets at some point. But why, how do our pets get fleas? Well, your pet can pick up fleas a number of ways. One of the most common ways is from your pet just going outside and playing, or from just taking… [Read more]
Why only treating your pet isn’t enough to get rid of a flea infestation
At the first sign of fleas, most pet parents are quick to treat the dog or cat, but that may not be enough to solve the flea problem. It’s true that adult fleas spend most of their time on their preferred host, your pet. However, only about 5% of the flea’s life cycle is spent… [Read more]
Control fleas and ticks now to prevent an infestation later
In addition to more sunshine and flowers, the warmer spring weather means more pesky parasites. Flea and tick populations will be increasing as the winter chill gives way to longer, warmer days. Pet owners should make sure their dogs and cats are protected against these parasites to preserve their health. Fleas and ticks can cause… [Read more]
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