Pet Flea Prevention & Control

Fleas are little blood suckers that can cause severe problems for your pet, including hot spots, dermatitis, tapeworm, and anemia. An infestation can even cause problems for you and your home as well.

Flea Prevention & Control
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Pet Flea Prevention & Control

An adult female flea can lay up to 40 eggs per day — meaning once they are in your home, eradicating them can be a tedious proposition. Your best bet to keep them out is to prevent your pet from getting them in the first place.

How do you know if your pet has fleas? Itching and scratching, of course, but you can also see evidence of fleas if you lift your pet’s fur and find tiny black specks called “flea dirt”, which are actually flea feces. Were you to get some of these specks, they would turn red because they’re made of your pet’s blood.

Fleas can easily travel from one animal to another, so it’s important that all the pets in your household are on flea prevention. Successful flea control will include treating both your pets, their living areas, and your household.

Your Greenwich Village Animal Hospital veterinarian can recommend environmental flea treatments and preventives that work for your pet and your budget. Call us for more information or to schedule an appointment for your pet: 212-691-1100.