The good news is, with proper vigilance and treatment in place, those unwanted houseguests can be prevented or eliminated. Our clinic endorses the following brands in the prevention and/or treatment of many parasitic, contagious diseases.
Ensure the longevity and continued happiness of your four-legged friend. Our team can help optimize their health.
Parasites to Watch Out For
Parasites, if left untreated, can also transmit disease to the human members of your family. Parks, outdoor trails, pet feces, uncooked food, and poor hygiene all contribute to possible infection. Common parasites include:
Dr. Jim Snyder and his staff can implement a year-round parasite control program to benefit everyone's comfort.
The Flea Life Cycle
Fleas are a common occurrence for many household pets. It’s important to understand the life cycle of fleas to gain a better understanding of the importance of protecting your family and home against infestation and infection. Here are some facts to keep in mind:
Female fleas lay up to 50 eggs a day in the coat of your pet. These eggs fall off into the carpet, furniture, bedding, and other areas.
Once fleas emerge from the cocoon, they will immediately seek a host. This host can be a pet or even you.
Flea eggs and larvae avoid the light and can hide anywhere in your home. Once fleas acquire a host, they will begin laying eggs within 48 hours.
An adult flea may emerge immediately from its cocoon or remain dormant for many months. This prolonged cycle results in the possibility of seeing adult fleas even after treatment