Is your pet itchy? Have you noticed that they have little friends hanging around on their skin? These little blackish brown fast moving dots are more than likely fleas. If you see one, chances are there are a few friends hanging around in other areas on your pet. Now that we've established what your issue might be, we need to get to the root of the problem and start treating it. There are numerous flea treatments available both over the counter and strictly available at your veterinarian. They come in a variety of chewables or topicals, depending upon your preference of administration. Regardless of preference, it is strongly recommended that you keep your pet on flea/tick prevention year round. The article below gives you a helpful insight on the pesky little critters that could soon be inflicting terror on your household. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to give us a call and we will gladly help you step in the right direction for preventive care.
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If you’re like me, you’ve been anxiously waiting for the warmer weather and longer days. However, we aren’t the only ones looking forward to the warmer weather. Our pesty little friend the flea seems to re-emerge during the hot summer months. Although fleas can be a year-round problem depending on where you live or whether they have settled inside your home, summer marks the peak of flea season.