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Flea and Tick Topics
 
Flea and Tick Topics
Indepth education on signs & symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.
 
 

Control Your Pet's Itching & Allergies from Fleas

 
The #1 cause of itching is fleas. If your pet is itching excessively it could be the result of several may have an allergy to flea saliva or flea allergy dermatitis. Even though you do not see fleas on your pet, it only takes one flea bite to cause an allergic reaction. To help relieve your pet's suffering, follow these simple steps:

 
  

Treat the skin.

Soothe your pet's skin allergies, redness, and hot spots with a topical spray or shampoo.
 
  

  

Add Omega 3 to your pet's diet.

Most commercial pet foods are deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids. Adding Omega 3 in the form of a supplement may help decrease inflammation and keep your pet's skin healthy. Give your pet foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids like salmon or view our pet food center to help you choose a healthy pet food.
 
  

  

Use flea & tick prevention.

Use a flea preventative that repels fleas before they bite.
 
I love K9 Advantix. It has been the most reliable product I've used for flea and tick prevention. I find that I worry a lot less when we are out on hikes through the woods because I know my "kids" are protected. I have never seen even one flea on them. My dogs are happy, I'm happy, I love the product. - George
  

  

Rid home and yard of fleas.

It's important to prevent future skin infections and allergies by eliminating fleas in your home and yard.
 
 
 
  Max's Tip: Wait one day after applying flea preventatives before bathing your pet. Consider using a shampoo that does not wash away flea preventatives, like 1-800-PetMeds Oatmeal & Aloe Vera Shampoo.  
  

 

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