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Anytime is Flea Time
Everyday I speak to clients about flea control. It's not the most appealing subject to bring up, however it needs to be addressed. Unfortunatley they do exist. They exist on our pets, in our homes, and in our environment. When asked if a client needs any flea control for their pet, sometimes the response is "My pet doesn't have fleas." I then go on to explain that all pets are at risk for fleas. No pet is exempt. It happens to the cleanest of pets and in the cleanest of homes. Pets are easy targets. Only you can prevent infestation.
To get a better understanding of fleas, here are a few facts:
Biting fleas can cause many problems for your pet such as:
*Skin problems: Flea bites can cause flea allergy dermatitis, a very common skin allergy in dogs.
*Intestinal parasites: Ingested fleas can transmit tapeworms, a very common intestinal parasite seen by owners.
*Anemia: Puppies, as well as older & sick dogs infested with fleas, can become anemic. Heavy flea infestations may even cause death.