To give our associates more time with their families, all Banfield Hospitals will be closing at 4pm on Thanksgiving Eve (11/22), and will be closed all day on Thanksgiving (11/23).
Flea Facts That'll Make You Itch
When the weather is warm, your pets will likely be itching to explore the great outdoors. The problem is, they may also be itching when they come back in! If you want a pest-free pet, visit your local veterinarian and work together on getting your dog or cat on a flea prevention program that fits your pet’s particular needs.
Did you know?
- Fleas can live for several months without food in your home, carpeting, or lawn, just waiting to jump onto their next victim. Here is an interactive guide for flea-proofing your home.
- Speaking of jumping, fleas are capable of leaping three feet high!
- One female flea can lay as many as 10,000 eggs.
- Not merely annoying, fleas are also dangerous. They can transmit disease like tapeworm and anemia with one bite, potentially even causing severe allergic reactions in your pets.
- The largest recorded flea measured 12mm in length — almost 1/2-inch. Think how much blood that one sucked!
- Fleas consume 15-times their weight in blood a day. That is like a 140-pound woman eating 8,400 burgers every day!
- Fleas are the number one cause of allergies in pets. But don’t worry, we’re here to help if you are having trouble fighting existing fleas on your dog or cat.
Need More Information?
For more information on keeping your home flea-free, view our flea control page, flea education page, or visit your local veterinarian to discuss your parasite control options moving forward.