Fleas

 

FLEAS

DOES YOUR CAT HAVE FLEAS?

We can help!

Flea infestation is a common and frustrating problem for most pet owners, but we can help.

Understanding the life cycle of the flea is an important part of the solution.

The Life Cycle of a Flea

1. The adult flea lives on your cat (and the other pets in your home).

2. The females lay eggs: these eggs fall off of your cat throughout your home.

3. The eggs hatch into tiny larvae – especially during warm, humid weather.

4. The larvae soon become pupae by spinning a sticky cocoon. This stage can remain dormant but alive in your home for up to 6 months.

The flea products that we carry are the safest and most effective available in Canada.

Our staff are trained professionals who can help you with educated answers and advice.

TREATING YOUR CAT

ADVANTAGE

A vial of liquid applied once a month to your cat’s skin. Kills all fleas on contact within a few hours. Extremely effective and safe.

ADVANTAGE MULTI

A vial of liquid applied once a month to your cat’s skin. Kills all fleas on contact within a few hours. It is also a broad-spectrum dewormer, reliable ear mite treatment and effective prevention of heartworm disease.

REVOLUTION

A vial of liquid applied once a month to your cat’s skin. Effective treatment and control of fleas, ear mites, roundworm and hookworm and prevents heartworm disease.

OVICOLLAR

Acts as birth control for fleas, but does not kill adult fleas. Lasts for 12 months and has a safety breakaway lock.

FLEA COMB

An old-fashioned chemical-free way to remove adult fleas from your cat. Also helps you to know when there are (or aren’t) adult fleas present on your cat.

SHAMPOO & FLEA POWDER

We do not recommend either of these treatments for your cat. We have found that they are neither easy to use, safe, nor effective.

PLEASE NOTE:

We recommend using flea control/prevention products that are purchased from Veterinary clinics only. These products have been tested and are proven to be safe and effective for your cat.

TREATING YOUR HOME

VACUUM

Vacuum your entire house to remove eggs and larvae. Remember to vacuum the attic, basement, cupboards, closets, under beds, behind furniture, and in the sofa. Pay attention to “hot spots” in your home where your cat loves to snooze, but you do not routinely vacuum (under beds, in drawers, on shelves, on windowsills, etc.). Throw out the vacuum bag right away, or clean out the canister.

SIPHOTROL

Usually if all the animals in the house are treated properly, there is no need to treat the premise, but if there is a heavy burden of fleas then a premise spray may be recommended.

PREVENTING FLEAS

The easiest way to deal with fleas is to prevent them!

In late April, start using any of the following methods as described on the front page:

  • ADVANTAGE & ADVANTAGE MULTI
  • REVOLUTION
  • OVICOLLAR

ALL warm blooded animals in the house need to be treated for success.