FLEAS

Adult FleaFleas are one of the most common problems pet owners have to deal with.  Depending on the part of the country where you leave, flea exposure may be a year-round problem.  Flea control to prevent infestation is always a good idea as these insects suck the blood off of pets and people and have been implicated in causing some diseases.

Flea allergy is also one of the most common allergies experienced by pets and in an allergic pet is caused by exposure to a small number of flea bites. To prevent the symptoms (itch, rash, hair loss) strict flea prevention individually designed for your pet is recommended. Often a combination of oral and topical flea preventatives can be used to achieve maximum benefits. Your veterinary dermatologist or veterinarian can help design the flea prevention program best for your pet.

Possible Causes:

  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis
  • Flea Infestation

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