Fleas, Fleas and more Fleas

Under the right conditions, a single adult flea can produce 100 eggs, which can hatch and mature to breeding status in 48 hours. With infestation potential like this, your pets should be on a flea prevention system monthly to protect them and your home.

For optimal flea prevention in western New York, you can begin treatments for your pet in the Spring and continue monthly. A good indicator to trigger the beginning of your pet’s flea control program is to begin treatments as soon as we’ve enjoyed five consecutive spring days over 50°F and continue with the program until the first good frost.

If Fleas do get a foot-hold in your house, treat everyone (ALL cats and dogs) for at least 2-3 months, even if you do not see them. They may be hiding and in wait for when the conditions to hatch are right.

Oral Monthly flea control :

(Available by Prescription only. Should not be purchased on-line)

Options include Credilio and Bravecto. There are some medical reasons NOT to use these products and you should consult your veterinarian for advise with this product is Prescription Only.

Topical flea control

Frontline Products: (made by Merial) : Topical Application monthly: Fleas and Ticks . Safe to use on dogs and cats 8 weeks old or older. Effective against fleas but may only last 21-30 days. This product went generic 2 years ago and many products are flooding the market that are combination of Fipronil (the active ingredient of Frontline) with additional tick control. Be precautious… some of these enhanced products can be toxic especially to the young, debilitated or cats and other small exotics. Available over-the-counter.

Seresto Collar : Specialized manufactured Flea and Tick collar: Does not smell, no powders and residues, 8 month effectiveness against fleas with the product ADVANTAGE. Very ecomonical product for application without repeating monthly. Additional tick component as well. Available Over-the-counter.

Prescription Topical Flea Medications:

Revolution – Cats Only: Topical monthly: Flea Control as well as heartworm and some mites. Additional prevention of many intestinal worms in cats but not dogs. Does have absorption into blood system and effective for 28 days. Safe for cats and dogs > 9 weeks. There are some medical reasons NOT to use the product and you should consult your veterinarian for advise with this product is Prescription Only.