TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PET FLEA FREE
Where do fleas come from? Fleas are everywhere. They are in the grass in your yard, at the park, in sand and can be found almost anywhere. Fleas reach these areas by traveling on wildlife such as birds, rabbits and squirrels.
Can my pet get fleas?
Yes. If your pet goes outside, or is around other pets, they can pick up fleas.
How do I prevent my pet from getting fleas?
There are several types of flea preventative products available. The most popular preventative product is a monthly topical solution that is applied between the fur on the back of your pet’s neck every 30 days.
What do I do if my pet has fleas?
If your pet has fleas, your groomer will use a flea dip or flea shampoo to kill the adult fleas and pre-adult fleas that are on your pet. This will not repel more fleas so we recommend the use of a monthly spot on treatment to kill any fleas that may still be lingering around your pets living quarters.
How do I get rid of fleas in my home?
It is best to treat your house and outdoor areas before taking your pet back home from the groomers. This way the products that you use will have had time to dry and your pet is less likely to lick the treated areas.
You can use a home flea spray, a fogger, or call an exterminator. Each product will provide you with detailed instructions. Since fleas hatch every 7-10 days for a 30 day cycle, you will need to re-treat the same areas three more times every 7-10 days to break the 30 day flea cycle. There are four stages in the life cycle of a flea: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Are flea products safe?
Most flea products contain pesticides. It is important to note that flea preventative products that are made for dogs ARE TOXIC to cats. So be sure to use only dog and cat specific preventatives on your pets.