Flea Prevention

There is no scratching around this topic. With the warmer months approaching, fleas could be waiting to hitch a ride on your dog or cat. How should you prepare for the unthinkable?

Flea Prevention

Look for signs of your dog overgrooming or scratching.  Overgrooming can lead to red, irritated, or bald spots.

Fleas are brown and measure 1-2 millimeters.  They leave behind feces on your dog’s skin that will flake off when brushed.

Try brushing your dog over a white paper towel.  If you see black spots, you have a big problem.

Prevention is key.  Start treatment now by talking to your veterinarian about prevention options.  There are several flea treatments such as oral and topical medications.

We love the spot-on topical treatments.  You apply a few drops of medication to the nape of the neck or between the shoulder blades.  Chemicals get deposited into your dog’s sebaceous glands.  When a flea tries to bite your dog, the chemical will attack the flea’s nervous system and die.

Spot-on treatments are reapplied every 30 days and are very easy to use.  Washing your dog won't affect the medication.

Fleas and their eggs can hide in dog beds, carpets, and other spots in the household.  Once you have an infection, eggs and larvae can live for many months, even if you have killed visible fleas.

Don't be caught scratching this summer.  Take control and start treating your dog now.  Talk to your veterinarian about prevention options.