With the recent rains and warm temperatures, our clients have been noticing more issues with fleas on their pets. Fleas are not just a nuisance; they can eat enough blood to be deadly. They also can potentially transmit tapeworms, which look like grains of rice on a pet’s stools and cause itchiness as they crawl out. Fleas also can contain Bartonella, the bacteria the causes Cat Scratch Fever.
The following are some comments and concerns our doctors hear about fleas:
I am safe because I don’t have carpet and my pets don’t go outside. Fleas will come in just like spiders, scorpions and flies can. Protecting your inside pets is just as important as the outside ones. They also love any nook and crevice in a floor. We see a lot of infestations in apartments with indoor only cats.
Why do I keep seeing fleas when I am using a flea prevention product? The life cycle of a flea is four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. It would be great if in one day all the fleas would grow into an adult, jump on our pet, and be killed instantly. It takes as short as 9 days or many months for the cycle to go from egg to adult.
I am seeing more fleas than ever before. The safe products that we recommend at Cypress Creek Pet Care affect the neurological system of fleas, not mammals like us or our pets. Therefore, they move slowly as they die and are more visible.
I have use “X” twice and I am still seeing fleas. Should I switch products? Once an infestation has occurred and you see fleas, it takes 3 to 4 months to get it under control. Any product you change to the third month will then appear to be more effective. This is a good reason to use flea prevention year round so you never have to deal with a problem again.
The doctors and staff at Cypress Creek can advise you on what flea prevention product would be best for your situation.
For more information: Fleas- Know Your Enemy
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