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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

Your Best Defense: Flea Prevention Treatments and How They Work

Flea prevention is important to your pet's health.Fleas are ubiquitous to animals but they don’t have to be a threat to our pets. If you’ve ever experienced a flea infestation or had a pet with parasites, it’s likely you’ll do whatever it takes to avoid going through that again.

However, while fleas are annoying, they can also be dangerous and expose pets and people to a wide range of zoonotic illnesses. Some of these can be devastating, such as cat scratch disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Untreated fleas are also the source of skin problems that can result in infection, hair loss, and more.

Flea prevention is a must to keep your family and furry friends protected, but there are so many products – how do you know which one to choose? Let the team at Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic remove the guesswork! Continue…

Fleas and Mites and Lice, Oh My! Ectoparasites and Pets

A big fluffy puppy scratchingIt is autumn and the pollens are flying. Many pet owners are quick to blame their pet’s itchiness on seasonal allergies, but it is important not to jump to conclusions too quickly. Many itchy pets can blame critters such as fleas, mites, and lice for their woes. If your pet is unusually itchy this fall, or if the normal treatments aren’t working, it is important to take a step back and determine whether your pet’s skin might be harboring an unwanted visitor. Read on to learn more about ectoparasites and pets. Continue…

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