Living in Florida is wonderful most of the time due to our weather. One of the downsides to this is the fact parasites also love the warmer weather. The primary external parasite that we see at our animal hospital in Tampa FL is the flea. These little guys are extremely good at laying thousands of eggs and taking over our pets and houses very rapidly. There has been a large number of flea products over the years that have made flea control easier, but there are still no silver bullets. Once again, our weather in Tampa has our veterinarians recommending flea preventatives year round. It just doesn’t really get cold enough to kill fleas here. Many times at our animal clinic in Tampa have we seen a client skip their monthly preventative and then have to deal with an outbreak of fleas.
Our veterinary hospital offers many different options for flea control for both dogs and cats. Our Tampa veterinarians can make a recommendation based on your pet’s lifestyle. If you have any questions please contact us at 813-289-3925.