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FLEAS

 

Fleas can cause the following medical problems:

 

TAPEWORMS=

If your pet injects a flea while grooming his or herse= lf, your pet could be infected with the immature tapeworm that fleas carry. The= se long flat worm parasites attach to the wall of the intestines and feed ther= e. One sure sign of tapeworms is the “white rice” you may find on = your pets coat underneath he tail. These are tapeworm segments and they can also= be found in your pets bedding. If you see them, take your pet to your veterina= rian as soon as possible to get rid of these pests.

 

ALLERGY<= /o:p>

Fleas are the no.1 cause of allergies in dogs and cats= . As fleas bite they inject saliva underneath the skin, an irritation that can l= ead to miserable scratching, hair loss, and infection. If you pet is scratching= see your veterinarian to seek help.

 

INFECTION

Pets suffering from flea bites can develop dermatitis,= or inflammation of the skin setting up your pet for infections. Antibiotics and shampoo therapy can rid your pet of this problem, but left untreated your p= et may become increasingly uncomfortable.

 

ANEMIA

Fleas get their nutrition from ingesting your pet̵= 7;s blood, and in large numbers they can so much that a small dog or puppy can = die as a result of blood loss. It is very important to keep your pet flea free.=

 

We use Advantage®. Your pet is washed free of flea= s. It is then time then to apply Advantage®, a revolutionary, easy to use pro= duct that will eliminate 98-100% of fleas and ticks from your pet within 24 hrs = of application.

 

REMEMBER TREAT YOUR HOUSE AND YOUR YARD TOO. Fleas lay several thousand eggs and can live for months without food. Every female wi= ll lay several thousand more eggs, which can survive for years in carpeting, w= ood floors and furniture until they hatch and reinfest your pet and home. Make = sure you vacuum several times a week and use only foggers and sprays that combine insect growth regulators with an insecticide, and are pet safe. Allow chemi= cals to dry before coming in contact with your pet.

 

Did you know t= hat fleas can jump 150 times their body length and some species can leap 36R= 21; high? One female flea can consume 15 times their weight in blood each day.