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]
How to tell if your pet has skin allergies
There are many types of allergies that pets may have. In fact, probably one of the most common visits for veterinary exams, other than for wellness checkups, is for some type of skin allergy condition. Some of the most common type of allergies include flea bite allergies, inhalant/contact allergies, and/or food allergies. Skin allergy symptoms… [Read more]
Don’t stop your flea control too early!
It’s hard to believe the kids are already heading back to school. Now that summer is nearing an end, you might think the threat from fleas is mostly over now, too. Fleas thrive in warm, humid environments, but the conditions optimal for fleas extend well past the end of summer. The length of “flea season”… [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]