A flea problem on your pet means a flea problem in your home. The past few years have been particularly bad for fleas, and even some indoor only pets are now becoming infested. Just because you don’t see fleas on your pet, that doesn’t mean your pet is protected. The flea life cycle is complex and infestations can spring up seemingly overnight. By then, control can be a daunting task and can take weeks – or even months – to accomplish. In addition, cold weather no longer signals the end of “flea season” in Maine. 12 month prevention has become the most effective way to keep these unwanted pests from taking up permanent residence in you home. There are many different options for flea control for cats and dogs. We offer a variety of safe and effective flea prevention options, as well as environmental flea treatments. See the flea article in the Pet Health Library of our site for more information.
Ticks are also a problem in our area. Ticks are most active in Maine during the spring and fall months. Surprisingly, we see the highest incidence of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases during these months. Flea and tick prevention can often be accomplished together. Ask one of our team about which method is the best for your pet.