DID YOU KNOW?
The flea you see today came from
an egg 3-8 weeks ago.
Every flea lays an average of 20-30
eggs PER DAY. These fall off your
pet into the environment,
therefore you must treat the
environment for at least 3-8 weeks.
Treat all pets with an effective
parasite prevention product.
Treat your environment too! Vacuum slowly. Each pass of the vacuum picks up 50% of the eggs, 20% of the
larva, and 0% of the pupae. Vacuum under & between the couch cushions including the bottom surface of the
cushions where the pupae grab on. Vacuum rugs, cat post, top of the couch ledge where cats like to sit, pet
bed if not able to wash, and the car. Throw out the vacuum bag or wash canister with detergent. Steam
cleaning kills all life stages of the flea. Vacuuming does not. Detergent on hard floor surfaces such as
linoleum, tile, hardwood, etc. will kill all life stages of the flea. Wash pet beds, pet fabric toys, and blankets
on beds regularly.
PARASITE PREVENTION CAN SAVE YOUR PET’S LIFE!
Heartworms can be deadly, but they are easy to prevent in dogs and cats by a simple monthly pill or topical,
however, very dangerous and costly to treat once the pet gets heartworms. Year-round Flea and Tick
Prevention is also necessary to prevent transmission of disease. Our Veterinarians will help you choose the best
parasite prevention products to protect your pet from deadly diseases such as heart worms and from fleas &
ticks that can carry infectious diseases that can threaten the health of your dog or cat.
24 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753 Phone: 516-333-5040
Denise Ceravolo, DVM Vincent Balsamo, DVM Christine Handlin, DVM