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How do you get rid of them? First, it is a marathon, not a sprint. Because of the life cycle of fleas and the stages different products target, the problem sometimes gets worse before it gets better. This is normal and to be expected. It can take months of diligent effort to rid your pets and environment of fleas. But you can win the battle; don’t give up!
There are various ways to treat fleas, with different levels of success. Below is the treatment strategy we believe gives you the best chance for success. We encourage you to follow it. Taking short cuts at this point can result in the infestation lasting longer and costing more. Please let us know if you have questions. We’re here to help.
For Your Pets
For Your Home
You can adapt this for other locations (office, porch, barn, etc) as needed.
Having a flea infestation can be frustrating, expensive and overwhelming. It can take more than you might imagine to rid your pets and home of these pesky parasites. That is why we recommend that you keep your pets on year round flea prevention.
There are many products on the market, each with its own pros and cons. Our staff can assess your situation and recommend the products that are best for you and your pets.
A Word about Where You Get Your Preventative Medication
This may surprise pet lovers, but there is a significant amount of counterfeit product for sale online. There is also a large black market for diverted product that has unknown origins and is stored in unknown conditions.
We care about your pets’ safety, and want them to have high quality, effective medicine. That’s why we only sell products we trust, and only purchase them from suppliers we trust.
We all know we can’t believe everything we see on TV—and that includes commercials saying you’ll pay more for pet medications at the vets. We understand that cost can be an issue and work with manufacturers to offer you deals you can’t get anywhere else. Whether you purchase from our online store (with optional auto shipping) or in the office, we keep our prices very competitive!
Finally, we never recommend using cheap, over the counter topical products on your cats. They can be toxic, and may actually make a cat sick enough for an expensive emergency room visit.
As always, talk with us if you have any questions.
And thank you for trusting us with your pets’ health.
All the staff are friendly and patient and helpful. Dr. Shively is the BEST! She truly cares about the pets in her care and takes time to explain details the owners need to know, all with a lovely sense of humor.
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