Flea Season is Upon Us.....
What bothers you most? When your pet scratches so much his rattling tags keep you up all night? Is it the “thump, thump, thump” of her back leg on the floor that makes sleep impossible for you both? Or maybe it’s just knowing that your best friend is miserable because he can’t get comfortable?
The majority of pets don’t have fleas – but many have been bitten because fleas are everywhere! Fleas live outdoors in warm weather. They can live indoors too– even in really clean homes – year-round in any climate. Fleas will gladly hitch a ride on your pet into your house. And all it takes is one fleabite (specifically the flea’s saliva), to set o! a full-blown skin allergy. They may scratch their sides and neck or even lick their paws until they’re red and painful.
If a flea has bitten your pet and it’s not treated, you’ll have THREE problems on your hands:
The good news? You can count on us to help derail the whole flea problem. We’re experts when it comes to flea allergies and flea prevention. Prevention is simple and a!ordable. Schedule your pet’s annual checkup and let’s talk about the best options for keeping the whole family (both furry and human) flea free. Make your appointment today!
Kids and Dogs....Bites CAN be prevented...
This is a great article by Dr. Sophia Yin about how to teach your kids to respect animals, and prevent bites. Often, bites are not just the fault of the dog...
Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry & Laser Therapy
Will Green, DVM
Julie Green, DVM, MS
Kate Stauffer, DVM
For after-hours emergencies, we recommend Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service and Specialty (VETSS) at 434-973-3519.
They are located next to the Charlottesville airport.
Across from East Rockingham Medical Center
13800 Spotswood Trail
Elkton, VA 22827
Phone: (540) 298-1008
Fax: (540) 298-8666