September 14, 2023by Serge Shust

🐾 Protecting Your Pet from Parasites 🐾

Flea Bites and Allergies

While most pets are not directly allergic to fleas, their hypersensitivity to flea saliva can trigger distressing reactions. It’s important to note that fleas are elusive creatures, and it takes just one bite to set off a cascade of symptoms. These signs include incessant scratching, excessive chewing, hair loss, and, particularly in cats, over-grooming. Flea allergies are a prevalent concern, underscoring the paramount importance of comprehensive flea control. 🦟

Fleas can also serve as carriers for tapeworms. When your pet scratches or nibbles their skin to alleviate the itch, they may inadvertently ingest an infected flea, introducing these harmful parasites into their system. Don’t hesitate to consult with us about the various options available for flea preventative medication. 💊

Understanding Heart-worm Disease

Heartworm disease poses a grave and potentially fatal threat to your cherished pets. This condition is caused by one or, often, multiple worms that take residence in the heart, lungs, or other blood vessels of your pet. The sole mode of transmission for heartworms is through the bite of an infected mosquito. As there’s no discernible way to determine whether a mosquito is carrying the infection or not, this underscores the utmost importance of heartworm prevention. 🦟

Following a mosquito bite, it takes approximately seven months for the larvae to mature into adult heartworms within your pet’s body. Once mature, these parasites settle in the heart, lungs, and adjacent blood vessels, initiating their reproductive cycle. ❤️

We earnestly advise  to ensure their pets undergo annual testing for heartworms. By doing so, you take a proactive step toward preserving your pet’s health and well-being, safeguarding them from the debilitating consequences of this disease. 🩺

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