How to Protect Your Pet from Fleas

Protect your pet from Fleas at Deanza Veterinary Clinic

When it comes to fleas, prevention is always best. Talk to your veterinarian about the types of flea medications available in San Jose. Your vet may recommend either oral flea medications or spot-on treatments that you will apply periodically. If it does appear that your pet has fleas, your veterinarian can recommend a safe flea treatment for the species. If you have multiple pets, you should treat all of them at the same time to prevent untreated pets from transmitting fleas to treated pets.

After administering the flea treatment, it’s time to eradicate fleas from your home. Use flea powder on your carpets and vacuum them thoroughly. Pay particular attention to the carpet along the baseboards, since fleas often lay eggs in these areas. The flea powder in the vacuum bag will kill any fleas. Then, you’ll need to apply premise sprays indoors and outdoors about every one to three months year-round. These spray treatments should be continued even if you no longer see evidence of fleas.

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