Although you may not see fleas, it doesn’t mean they aren’t around.
And if you do see fleas on your pet, it is an estimated representation of only about 5% of the total population of fleas in your home & yard.
So, 95% of the flea population is hiding someplace other than on your pet dog or cat – laying the groundwork for their attack during warmer weather.
The Best Defense is a Year-Round Offense
Meaning, even in the cooler winter months, we must stay vigilant about protecting our pets in order to break the flea life cycle and have a fighting chance of staying ahead of the inevitable hatching during warmer weather. One female flea lays up to 50 eggs.
You may be feeling overwhelmed or unsure about choosing the appropriate flea control product for your pets. There is a wide variety and significant price differences.
How can you compare apples-to-apples?
Please know we are here to help you. We’ve become experts in which flea control products are working best for the pets we see here in our neck-of-the-woods.
Although only a licensed veterinarian can diagnose and prescribe, our support staff members are knowledgeable about many flea control products. We all have pets, too!
And even though we tell them to stay off the furniture and bedding, we often come home from work to a scene like this below. Busted! You can bet these three pets are on a proactive flea preventative.
Flea Control Recommendations for Pets in Silicon Valley
We are happy to chat with you about the topical liquid spot-on products, collars, and oral flea preventatives we’ve seen deliver the best results for pets here in our area.
And in accordance with our commitment to custom tailor treatments to your pet’s specific needs, and to your lifestyle, we will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and help you make a decision about the right flea preventative for each and every one of your pets.
It is through this open communication when we sometimes learn about additional factors possibly contributing to a frustrating flea situation.
For example, we’ve seen many cases related to strictly indoor cats who never go outside, and are therefore not using flea control, who are unknowingly contributing to the flea situation affecting the dog.
Again, we’re here to help. We have ideas to help you with your dogs, cats, and even stray or feral cats who visit only on occasion (usually looking for food) but likely bring fleas and flea eggs into your yard.
In the videos below, Dr. O’Hara talks about a few of the flea preventatives we stock which are delivering good results for the pets here in our area.
Are stray or feral cats visiting your yard? Ask us about Cheristin® for cats – available without a prescription – no exam necessary.
Please feel free to ask us about Revolution®, Cheristin®, and Comfortis® for cats. NexGard®, Trifexis®, Comfortis®, Bravecto®, or the Saresto® collars for dogs.
You’ll find a wide selection of flea control products in our online pharmacy.
Benefits of Using Porte Veterinary Hospital’s Online Pharmacy:
- We’ve partnered with Vet’s First Choice as our online pharmacy because they have the highest accreditation possible. We trust Vet’s First Choice. You can trust them, as well.
- Your pet’s medication and food arrives on your doorstep or in your mailbox.
- No extra trip to the vet hospital.
- No extra trip to the big box store (where we always end-up with a cart full of stuff that has nothing to do with flea control)
- Free shipping on pet food, when you sign-up for auto-ship (auto-ship means you’ll never again run out of your pet’s food).
- Free shipping on most orders over $49.
- Competitive pricing.
- Manufacturer’s rebates.
- Vet’s First Choice email Coupons and Instant Rebates.
All of which add-up to big savings for you; saving both time and money.