It is important to protect your dog and or cat from fleas and ticks to keep
them healthy and happy. Fleas and ticks carry diseases and parasites that
can be transmitted to your pet and cause illness and skin irritations. We
have provided basic information on fleas and ticks to better serve our
- We recommend your dog and or cat be treated with a flea and tick
preventive product all year. Unless there is a hard ground freeze
during the fall and winter fleas will continue to thrive.
- It is also important to keep your home and or the area in which your
pet is kept is flea and tick free. Even though your pet may be treated
with a preventive, infestations can still occur if the area in which they
live is infested.
- If your pet is scratching frequently, you may have a flea infestation.
Just because you do not see fleas, or do not receive any flea bites does
not mean your pet does not have fleas. Fleas naturally do not like
humans. Humans are too clean. The soaps and fragrances we use are
not appealing to fleas. We recommend you check your pet for fleas by
going through their fur and possibly investing in a flea comb.
- If you find fleas on your pet it is important to treat the environment,
your pet, and wash all of your pets bedding.
You can buy outside flea and tick treatments at your local hardware store
and Andrews Veterinary Hospital sells indoor flea treatments at our facility
and at our Online Pharmacy. Flea Life Cycle Tick Life Cycle