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Temple Heights Animal Hospital offers a number of excellent flea control products. Fleas can be a major problem for cats and dogs. Fleas have four main stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The total flea life cycle can range from a couple weeks to several months, depending on environmental conditions.
Pets may be exposed to these blood sucking parasites anywhere: in your backyard, on walks, at the beach, or even in your own home. Fleas can cause great discomfort to your pet including biting, scratching, chewing, and restlessness. More seriously, they can cause anemia, tapeworm infections and flea allergy dermatitis to your pets, and other serious diseases to humans. We advocate flea baths for all pets and Bravecto or Vectra flea control for your dog or cat. Although if you desire other flea control products that we do not carry we can have them mailed to your home.
As mentioned above, the flea life cycle is quite variable. Pet owners should control populations inside the home as well as in yard areas. It's important to remain vigilant, even when a flea problem is thought to be under control! We offer appropriate counseling for our clients.
Image of the Flea Life Cycle