Frequently Asked Questions:

Last Updated on December 18, 2009

Question: How did my pet get FLEAS

Answer: Many people are mortified when told that their itchy pet actually has a reason for itching, fleas. Fleas can come from many different places. If you live in an apartment, condo, or attached housing, you may want to consider your neighbors. No matter how clean you keep your place, you can never be sure what someone else is doing. In any situation, when and if your pet goes outside, they are exposed to fleas. They can be in your yard, on your walk, in the park, at the groomer, at the kennel, or even in the lobby of your veterinarian. Fleas can even hitch a ride on you or your family and make themselves at home on your pets when you enter your home. Fleas can only reproduce from the blood meal of your pet, but they are quite efficient at it. If you get an infestation, protect all animals in the home, including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, etc. Then vacuum your home and throw the collectings away in a double-bagged trash bag in your outside trash bin and wash any bedding from your pet (including your own, if your pet sleeps with you). Flea eggs can exist in your environment and hatch with the Cats vibration of walking, running the vacuum, or the padding around of your pet themselves. We recommend that you keep a flea preventative on your pet all year round. If the fleas cannot bite your pet, they cannot reproduce in your home!

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