Flea infestations are a common and uncomfortable part of any pet’s life. Your pet’s warm body and proximity to the outdoors make infestations almost a given. If you spot fleas on your cat or dog, and the steps we’ve provided below don’t work, then make an appointment with our veterinarians!
The Signs of Fleas
Fleas are noticeable by the amount of scratching or biting your pet does. Black specs on the skin are another common sign. A regular check of your pet’s coat is recommended since fleas aren’t always easily seen.
If you notice those annoying little bugs jumping around your home, be sure to check your pet’s:
- Chin and neck
- Ears and ear folds
- Groin and underarms
Keeping Them Away
Our doctors can recommend the right flea and tick treatment for your pet. It’s also essential to have your pet’s health evaluated. Vaccinations provide added protection, especially for outdoor pets. They can help the body’s immune system ward off disease-causing organisms
More Tips to Try at Home
We’ll do our best to help your furry loved one beat that flea infestation. After they’re gone, you can try the following to prevent future outbreaks:
- Treating the inside and outside of your home is essential to winning the flea war.
- Wash their pet carrier after each use.
- Change their blankets every week.
- Thoroughly vacuum your home, especially the area where your pet’s bed is.
- Regularly bathe them to wash off any fleas before they multiply.
Contact Our Pet Hospital Today!
Contact us to make an appointment today. And don’t forget to prepare your pet for hurricane season!