Archive | Fleas

Living with Parasites!

Dogs and cats are not just pets. They are treated like members of the family. And like any member of your family, it’s important to keep your companion animal healthy and free of parasites. It is fairly common for a dog or cat to become infested with an internal parasite at some point in its […]

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Cats Can Get Fleas Too

Many people think that because they have an indoor-only cat, fleas are an impossibility. Wrong! How Do Indoor Cats Get Fleas? First, know this: A flea can jump 100 times its own height. That alone should tell you something about how sneaky they can be.  In a nutshell, anything, or anyone, can unknowingly bring a flea […]

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How do I prevent my pet from getting fleas?

Indoors To control fleas, you must stop them from reproducing. Carpets, pet bedding, furniture, and other indoor areas where your pet spends much time will contain the highest number of developing fleas. Frequent vacuuming of these areas (throw the vacuum cleaner bag away afterwards) and frequent washing of your pet’s bedding can greatly reduce the […]

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Fleas Be Gone!

Keep your pet clean and flea free Fleas are professional hitch-hikers and will happily ride your dog into your house. After play dates, hikes and dog adventures, do a quick once-over to make sure your pup isn’t carrying unwanted guests (like ticks, too!). Bathe and comb your dog regularly, brush your cat regularly, and definitely […]

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Quick Facts About Fleas

• Fleas feed on blood but can live more than 100 days without eating • Female fleas can consume up to 15 times their body weight in blood. • It might seem like fleas can fly, but they can’t. They are master athletes and can jump up to 200 times their length. • Humans and […]

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