The Fight Against Fleas

Fleas are a real pain…but we can help.

West Central Veterinary Services

Halloween is still a month away, but many of our clients have been seeing blood-sucking monsters in their homes for weeks now.  The flea population outdoors is heavy this time of year, and often that means that as your favorite pet moves in and out of the house, the population can be growing inside your home too.

Veterinarians hate fleas for all of the same reasons that pet owners do:  they spread disease, they make pets ill, they trigger allergies and they make pets (and people) itchy and miserable.  And they can be incredibly frustrating to get rid of.Flea in hair

There is a reason that these tiny pests have survived (thrived!!) on this planet for thousands of years.  They are ridiculously small (the body is the size of the tip of your pen), they have a hard protective shell, they lay hundreds of eggs at a time (within hours of landing on your favorite pooch), and…

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