It’s hard to believe with this weather bouncing back and forth, but eventually spring will be here in Springfield once and for all. With spring showers and warmer weather come those feisty fleas! If your pet is not on year round prevention, NOW is the time to get a flea prevention product started. Some interesting facts about fleas:
The most common signs of fleas on your dog or cat are itching, hair loss (often on the back and tail), black “dirt” on the skin (see above), and biting at its skin. Your pet can get fleas even if they never go outside. You can carry them in on your shoes or pant legs, and the fleas will jump onto your pet. Your pet then becomes a walking salt shaker of flea eggs throughout your house. Ridding fleas in the environment is one of the most difficult issues we help our clients with.
If you have a question about what prevention your pet should be on, please call us at 529-4499. Our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate veterinary care with a personal touch. We strive to maintain a friendly and comfortable environment for pets and owners and are committed to building strong, respectful, and honest relationships with our clients. Through teamwork, we are dedicated to ensuring the best care possible and treating pets as if they were our own.