We have made mention of the importance of flea control in the past but this year seems to be a very bad year for fleas. Our veterinarians in Tampa have seen an increasing number of fleas and flea related disease over the past few months. One of the saddest cases we have seen at our animal hospital in Tampa was an adult cat that eventually succumbed to flea anemia. This case illustrates the fact that it is extremely important to maintain year round flea control on all of your pets as well as treating your environment.
Since our animal clinic is located in Tampa, we see alot of fleas. These pesky creatures love our weather and since there is hardly any cold weather, they present a year round problem. Some of the conditions we see from fleas are allergies, anemias, and some infectious diseases. All of which can, for the most part, be prevented with regular flea control.
There are many effective flea preventatives on the market right now and our veterinarians in Tampa can help you make a good decision for your pet. Contact us at 813-289-3925 if you have any further questions.