Spring is upon us, and we’re in the throes of flea season now!
What you decide to do THIS month in terms of prevention and treatment will set in motion what you can expect for the next 6 months!
Fleas might be tiny… but the suffering they can cause your BFFS is huge.
Prevention is KEY when it comes to fleas… when you can spot the fleas in your home, you already have a real problem, and are already likely in the middle of a flea infestation.
Fleas are as old as the hills - with an outer shell like a tank, and a bite that is one of the ITCHIEST on the planet, this mighty insect has developed fantastic abilities to adapt and survive. When bitten, your pet itches like crazy, which of course, causes scratching. By intelligent design, this excessive scratching causes the baby flea eggs to spread all over your carpets and grass. The eggs then hatch into larvae, and attach themselves into carpet fibres, settling in between couch cushions and in your yard. They wait for up to 2 months to hatch out. When they do, they need to feed.
Flea bites can cause real suffering in your pet, with constant itching and scratching that can lead to skin irritation and even infection, especially if your pet is allergic to flea saliva.
Pets—and people—are also at risk of diseases carried by fleas.
This is why constant vigilance and a preventative program is needed!
You have two choices…
a) do nothing, and take your chances
b) begin a prevention medicine now - and spare your pet the all-night scratch session!
If option B sounds like a better choice, we’re offering you an easy (FREE) way to spare your pet the itchy, scratchy skin sores and discomfort.
Anytime during the month of April, you can bring in your pet during business hours for their complimentary application of Advantage.
You don’t even need to make an appointment - walk-ins are welcome!
All the best,
Dr. Stacey of Sunrise Veterinary Clinic in Comox