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Pet Allergies

June 21, 2022

Spring is here and with warmer temperatures come familiar pests...... fleas!!

Fleas are more than just a nuisance to our pets, they can carry diseases such as Bartonella (cat scratch fever) Fleas are prolific breeders; one adult female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day. Eggs turn into larvae within one week and then become pupae or maggots, which can live in rugs, carpets, and bedding (your and your pet's bed too) for up to 6 months. Pupa hatch into adults and start the cycle all over again. We strongly encourage you to treat all pets in your household with a veterinary-approved product. Call us or stop by and ask us about flea prevention for your dog or cat.