Can my fur baby get fleas?
Yes! Fleas jump and they jump anywhere, with that being said even if your pet doesn’t go outside and is not in contact with other animals they still can get fleas. Fleas can jump on you and be carried into your home where they will find your fur baby and live and reproduce off of them.
Where are fleas?
Fleas are everywhere. They are in the grass, sand, parks and beaches. Fleas reach all of these areas by traveling on wildlife such as birds, squirrels, rabbits and deer.
How do you get fleas off of your fur baby?
If your fur baby has fleas, here at Lad & Lassie Dog Grooming we would use a professional flea dip to kill the adult fleas and pre-adult fleas. This method will not repel fleas so we do recommend the use of either a flea collar or defense spray.
How can you get rid of fleas in your home?
It is best to treat your home before taking you fur baby back home from the groomers. Wash any beds your pet may sleep on and vacuum.
The Cycle of the Flea:
Fleas hatch every 7-10 days for a 30 day flea cycle. There are four stages in the life cycle of a flea: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
Fleas and ticks are most active during the warmer months, starting as early as March in some areas of the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.
Here at Lad & Lassie we offer All Natural flea dip/baths as well as flea sprays, shampoos and collars.
Flea and Tick Preventives and Treatments:
- Herbal defense Spray provides your dog or cat with all natural, holistic protection from fleas and ticks and is also formulated to help keep your pets coat healthy. Extracts of Quassia wood and or bark act as a holistic shield, providing protection for up to 30 days.
- Seresto Flea Collar is an odorless flea collar that kills and repels fleas and ticks for 8 (eight) months.
- Natural Flea and Tick Spray gets rid of fleas and ticks fast with this safe, all-natural, and is highly effective. Fresh, clean herbal scent. This spray can be used on surfaces and fabrics that may be infested.
- Natural Flea and Tick Shampoo formulated to kill fleas and ticks on contact with NO harsh chemicals or pesticides. Fresh clean herbal scent that is safe, gentle and environmentally friendly. Cleans and soothes skin.
Getting your fur baby professionally groomed every 6-8 weeks can help a great deal with early detection of possible health concerns, fleas and ticks.