It’s that time of year – FLEA SEASON!
Fleas are way more than a nuisance — Check out these facts on how fast they can multiply:
Did you know:
- Just 1 female flea can lay 40-50 eggs per day.
- A pair of fleas can produce thousands of offspring in the ideal conditions.
- The offspring can hatch all year long even in the coldest days of January & February.
The Life Cycle of the Flea goes as followed:
The eggs, larvae, and pupae can be anywhere in your house; from carpet and furniture to the crack’s between your wooden floors.
If your pet doesn’t go outside or even if you feel they do not go out enough, they can still get fleas; Fleas can travel into your house on us by our pants, shoes, and socks. If “Spot” the dog goes outside, but his housemate “Ray” the cat never goes out, Ray can still have fleas. Even if your pet only goes out to use just the bathroom they can still have fleas.
This is why we recommend flea product such as Vectra, NexGard, Revolution, or Catego all year long.
Product for Dogs
Vectra – Is a monthly topical flea control treatment that controls flea eggs, larvae, & pupae. It starts to kill fleas within 2 hours. The fleas DO NOT have to bite your pet, they are killed through contact. It does have a repellant in it that does fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, biting & sand flies, lice and mites. The repellant causes a “hot foot” reaction that makes the flea retreat back up the hair shaft and soon die. This product protects for 1 month and is recommended all year long.
NexGard – Is a monthly oral flea control treatment that kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations and treatment and control of ticks. This easy to give treat starts to kill fleas within 4 hours. You might see fleas moving around on the surface of your dog’s coat in a hyperactive state. This product protects for 1 month and is recommended all year long.
Products for Cats
Revolution – Is a monthly topical flea, heartworm, ear mites, roundworms, and hookworm prevention for Cats. This product treats, controls, and/or prevents a broad range of external and internal parasites in just one dose. This product last for 1 month and is recommended all year long. This product is available for dogs but the will need to be heartworm tested prior to starting product.
Catego – Is a monthly topical flea and tick treatment for Cats. This product last for 1 month and is recommended all year long. It kills adult fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks and chewing lice. It kills fleas within 6 hours and kills ticks through contact so they do not have to bite to die. Catego is easy to apply with its spot-on patented applicator.