Pet Tick and Flea Treatment in San Jose, CA
Fleas Bite Control in San Jose
Pet Fleas Treatment in San Jose
- Use pet fleas shampoo then dip (every 7-14 days) or use spray or powder as needed (twice a week). Treat all your pets at the same time.
Pet Fleas Control in the House
- Throw out or empty the vacuum cleaner bag, or vacuum some flea powder or mothballs into the bag.
- Wash your pet’s bedding (frequently)
- Premise Sprays. These are sprays you apply to your pet’s bedding, dog houses, carpets, rugs, and in the garage or basement. Every 1-3 months year-round.
Flea Control in the Yard
- Spray entire yard every 1-3 months, year-round.
- Continue the treatment even though you do not see fleas because a new population of fleas will develop if the program is interrupted.
Medical Flea Treatment of Flea Allergy Dermatitis in San Jose
- Anti-Allergy medication may be necessary for the comfort and resolution of allergic skin diseases.
- Medicated pet fleas shampoo is sometimes necessary for specific skin conditions.
- Antibiotics are indicated with a secondary skin infection
Flea Bite Allergies
When a flea bites your pet, it injects a small amount of saliva into the skin. Many animals are allergic to this saliva. In highly allergic animals, the bite of one flea can initiate severe itching that lasts for days past the time of the actual bite.
Biting and scratching around the rump and groin area is the most common sign of flea allergy. Hair loss, scabs, and hot spots (raw, oozing patches ) often occur secondary to a flea allergy. You may not be able to find fleas on your dog very often or at all since most of them are in the environment. The presence of flea dirt (feces) on an animal confirms flea infestation. Our veterinarians can get rid of pet fleas and provide flea treatments in San Jose to keep them eliminated.
Allergies cannot be cured just controlled, therefore successful control of flea allergy requires the elimination of fleas from contact with the affected dog or cat.
Lyme Disease and Ticks
During the summer, ticks inhabit wooded, damp and grassy fields and areas. Be sure to check your pet regularly after it has been outdoors especially where these conditions exist. Pet ticks can go unnoticed if you don’t check your pet. Some Tick bites may be harmless, but others can cause anemia, skin damage, and irritation.
Ticks feed on the blood of your pets and people. Diseases that ticks can transmit to companion animals are Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and bacteria, and blood parasites. It’s important to provide tick treatments if your pet has ticks.
- Pets pick up ticks by visiting places like grassy meadows, woods, brush, and weedy areas.
- Be sure to check for pet ticks often if he/she visits these types of environments.
- Safe and effective tick treatments exist as well as vaccination for your dog to prevent Lyme Disease.
Request an appointment for our Annual Care Checkup and help your pet fight parasites and other diseases. Call today (408) 996-1411.