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Pets and Fleas

What bothers you most? When your pet scratches so much his rattling tags keep you up all night? Is it the “thump, thump, thump” of her back leg on the floor that makes sleep impossible for you both? Or maybe it’s just knowing that your best friend is miserable because he can’t get comfortable?

The majority of pets don’t have fleas – but many have been bitten because fleas are everywhere! Fleas live outdoors in warm weather. They can live indoors too– even in really clean homes – year-round in any climate. Fleas will gladly hitch a ride on your pet into your house. And all it takes is one fleabite (specifically the flea’s saliva), to set o! a full-blown skin allergy. They may scratch their sides and neck or even lick their paws until they’re red and painful.

If a flea has bitten your pet and it’s not treated, you’ll have THREE problems on your hands:

A little itch can develop into a full-blown skin infection, making life for your pet miserable.

Fleas may infest your house. Remember, fleas just take a quick “blood meal” when they bite your pet. The rest of their lives are spent in your house – and flea eggs can lay dormant in carpets, on floors or in the sofa for months to years. Eeeeeew.

How do you prevent your cat or dog from bringing home MORE fleas?

The good news? You can count on us to help derail the whole flea problem. We’re experts when it comes to flea allergies and flea prevention. Prevention is simple and affordable and often as simple as applying a liquid to your pets’ skin once a month or giving a pill every 3 months. Prevention is worth it and prevents the “Eeeeew” from happening.

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Summer Travel

Family vacations are great. Everyone loaded in the car off to the cottage, camping or other adventures is exciting and allows us all to see new things. When the whole family piles into the car the pets need to find room too. Dogs and cats are the usual companions and we leave the fish, birds, hamsters at home. Travelling with pets takes some planning and some special considerations and that is the purpose of today’s blog.

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