Don’t worry, we can help! Here is what you can do to protect your pet from fleas:
Flea Control: Year-round flea control is the best way to keep infestations at bay, even if you are not seeing fleas on your pet or in your home. Fleas can live in carpet, baseboards and even in hardwood floors. Ask us about our flea control options, we have a lot!
De worming for Tapeworms: Yuck! Tapeworms live on fleas and get ingested when pets groom or bite themselves. This is an ongoing cycle until the flea infestation is gone. Tapeworms can present as worms in teh stool or segments that look like grains of rice that can be around the anus. Most over the counter de-wormers do not cover tapeworms, but the right formulas are available here for patients with a current physical exam.
Treat the Environment: Vacuuming as much as you can is a great way to keep fleas out of the environment, cleaning/washing bedding (yours and your pet’s) helps too. Sprays such as “Siphotrol II” safely kills fleas in the environment and is safe to use on furniture and carpets.
Want to know all of your options? Give us a call! 360 896 7449.