Unfortunately the warm fall weather has not only been lovely for us but also lovely for the fleas. We have had quite a shocking number of animals come to us over the past few weeks suffering from fleas. So watch out! Monitor your pets for signs of skin irritation including scratching or chewing at their skin. Adult fleas may not always be seen. It is their “flea dirt” which is most commonly noticed which appears as small black specks.
All pets are at risk, even indoor cats. Fleas can be carried into your homes on your own clothing or shoes or even across a screen door or window.
Fleas can be easily combated or prevented with products obtained through your veterinarian. The best way to avoid a flea infestation is by using monthly prevention, especially during the warm damp months. If your pet is infested with fleas, three monthly treatments will do the trick. It is also important to treat all pets in your home.