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Animal Clinic Details How to Prevent Pets From Getting Fleas January 30, 2018

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Animal Clinic Details How to Prevent Pets From Getting Fleas, Manhattan, New York

Fleas not only cause discomfort for your pet, but they can also lead to health problems. If your animal has been scratching like crazy, Pet Fashion and Grooming will help you get rid of these parasites with effective treatments. They are more than a one-stop shop for pet accessories — they also run a qualified animal clinic. As such, they know a lot about fleas and how much of a problem they are with cats and dogs. But more importantly, they can also advise you on how to prevent fleas in the first place.

Here are a few tips for helping your pet avoid fleas and how to control them if they become a problem:

  • Avoid Tall Grass: When you take your pet for a walk, steer clear of overgrown grass. Fleas and ticks live in grass, and the longer it is, the better these pests can thrive. If your pet gets into some tall grass, give their fur a once-over with a fine-toothed metal comb (available at most pet supply shops) when you get home to check for stragglers.

  • animal clinicTreat the Entire House: If your pet gets fleas, it isn’t enough just to treat the animal. To ensure the problem doesn’t return, you’ll need to treat your entire home. Launder all of your pet’s bedding in hot water and detergent, then dry it on high heat. You’ll also need to treat furniture and carpeting with a specialized flea-killing formula.

  • Remember Flea Removal Is an Ongoing Process: Your pet should be treated for fleas regularly (e.g., every month if you’re using a spot formula prescribed by an animal clinic), especially if they go outside. This is critical because some infestations are barely visible, such as if your pet has long fur or the fleas are in a younger life stage. Your efforts need to be aggressive and ongoing; don’t expect an infestation to be gone quickly.

If your pet needs flea treatment, the most comprehensive place to go is Pet Fashion and Grooming. From pet sitting and grooming to selling all the supplies you need at affordable prices, they’re New York City’s one-stop shop for animal care needs. To make an appointment at the animal clinic, give them a call at (347) 726-9409. Find more information about their services online.

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