Parasite Prevention

Fleas and ticks can cause discomfort, itchiness, allergic reactions, and serious disease. The chance that your pet may get fleas or ticks depends on many factors: weather, location, and your pet’s individual susceptibility.

North San Diego County is a “hot spot” for fleas. Ticks tend to live in wooded areas or areas with high grass.

Ticks and fleas also pose a threat to people. If you notice small bites, especially around your ankles, you might have fleas in your house.

Fleas and ticks can be eliminated with a medicated bath and proper treatment. It is important to clean your house, especially areas where you pet frequently lounges. As with most diseases, prevention is the greatest defense against these pests. There are many medications that we can recommend to make sure your pet is protected.

Did you know that 10 female fleas can produce 267,000 offspring in a month! It is easy to see how easy it would be to become inundated with a flea infestation.

Fleas carry parasites (tapeworm) as well as bacteria that can affect people ( plague, cat scratch fever, and Typhus), so it is important to prevent their proliferation. Tick bites cause serious diseases in both pets and people (Lyme disease). If you currently don’t have your pet on any flea and tick medication, you need to see us.

We currently offer the best (and safest) flea and tick treatments available. Call us today for our recommendations! There are always manufacturers rebates on these pet products. To see what promotions are available, see our Special Offers.