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Flea Control

If there’s one pest that every pet owner knows and dreads, it’s the flea. As small as they are, fleas can be a major health hazard for dogs and cats, so it’s important to do everything you can to reduce your pet’s risk of contracting them. At Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic, we provide year-round flea prevention treatments for pet owners who want to ensure that their furry friends stay healthy.

Why is flea prevention so important in the winter?

Many pet owners associate fleas with warm weather, so they assume that the tenacious pests won’t be as much of an issue when the weather turns cold. Unfortunately, fleas can survive very low temperatures, so they’re still very much a problem in the San Jose area even during the wintertime. In fact, fleas may be even more of a danger then, since pet owners are less likely to be looking for them.

You shouldn’t underestimate the hazard that fleas can pose to your pet’s health. Fleas can irritate a pet’s skin and cause persistent scratching, which can lead to severe skin inflammation, rashes, and hair loss. The pests can also infect your pet with tapeworms and diseases like Bartonella, also called cat scratch fever. If a flea infestation goes untreated, it can lead to life-threatening anemia in your pet; this is particularly dangerous for younger pets.

How can I tell if my pet has fleas?

Fleas are small, so they’re not necessarily easy to spot. However, they leave unmistakable evidence of their presence. You should check your pet for signs of fleas periodically, especially if your pet goes outside frequently. These are some of the most obvious warning signs that your pet may have a flea infestation:

  • Your pet is constantly scratching or licking at himself.
  • Your pet is losing hair, or has visible rashes or lesions on the skin.
  • Your pet’s fur contains flea “dirt,” or little specks of dried blood left behind by fleas.

  • Contact Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic

    If you’re looking for a full-service animal hospital in San Jose, you can put your trust in Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic. We’re proud to offer a complete range of state-of-the-art veterinary services at our calm, clean, and comfortable clinic, where we treat each and every patient as if they were a member of our family.

    If you would like to learn more about how we can help you protect your pet from fleas, ticks, and other parasites, call (408) 293-3448 to schedule an appointment.

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