Posts Tagged ‘flea control’

Time for a pop quiz!

Q: Is “flea season” over?

A: Trick question — in Hampton Roads, flea season never ends!

The series of photos below depicts flea dirt (aka flea feces, aka flea poop) removed from an indoor-only cat this past week.

Fleas can transmit Tapeworms and the bacteria that causes Cat Scratch Disease. Large numbers of fleas can cause anemia, especially in puppies and kittens, and weak or sick pets. Additionally, some pets are highly allergic to flea bites, resulting in extreme itching and fur loss.

Get the facts about fleas.

Clients, please Contact Us for a flea product recommendation for your dog or cat.

Flea dirt dry and wet

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Stock up on these heartworm preventatives and flea/tick control before the end of 2019, to claim your rebates!

Rebate forms (where needed) are available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic and must be accompanied by a purchase (certain quantities may apply).

Your pet may require a yearly heartworm blood test before receiving its heartworm preventative. Contact Us to find out if your pet needs this test before you stock up!

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Seresto Flea  & Tick Collar

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Happy New Year 2018!
We hope your year is off to a happy and healthy start.

Speaking of happy and healthy, you may have resolved to keep your pets on their special prescription diets, flea control, and heartworm preventative year-round, so they can have an awesome 2018, too.

If so, we’ve got good news: several pet supply manufacturers have jumped in to load us up on coupons and rebate forms for some of your favorite pet products, available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

Keep in mind that these coupons and rebates are valid only for products purchased in our office and must be accompanied by our original receipt and the manufacturer’s original rebate form, which we will provide you. (Photocopies will not be accepted.)

Please note the expiration date, if any, on each form. Rebates and coupons that have expired cannot be honored, so don’t delay — restock your pet’s pantry and medicine cabinet soon!

Contact Us for details and offer expiration dates.

Check out the offers below, for the pet food, flea control,
or heartworm preventative that you use:

$10 coupon for Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense, available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.
Click to enlarge. Sample only; not valid for redemption.

 

$15 rebate for Hill’s Prescription Diet; limit one per customer. Available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic. Click to enlarge.

 

Hill’s Prescription Diet 5-4-3-2 coupons. Available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic. Click to enlarge. Sample only; not valid for redemption.

 

Seresto 8-month Flea & Tick collar $15 rebate. Available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic. Click to enlarge.

 

Sentinel heartworm/intestinal worm/flea control rebates. Available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic. Click to enlarge.

 

Heartgard 12-dose/$12 rebate offer, available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

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You probably already know that topical flea control works best when applied directly to your pet’s skin — not on top of the fur.

But did you know that there’s an important step you can take to help the flea control product spread properly, every time? 

It’s brushing! Brushing or combing your pet will remove old, loose fur and clear the path for the topical flea control product to spread over your pet’s body at the skin level, as intended.
(Bonus: removing old, loose fur also keeps skin healthy and prevents fur matting.)

Even pets that appear to have a short, smooth coat can have a sneaky layer of last season’s fur hiding underneath. For this post, I used a metal flea comb and a wire brush to remove old fur from Curly’s coat.

Why grooming your cat before applying flea control products is important

Curly, showing off his handsome coat, after grooming. Flea control application will be much easier now.

 

Removing old loose fur from your pet's coat makes it easier to properly apply flea control products.

Curly’s fur, removed by combing and brushing. (Shaving not required!)

 

Topical flea control spreads at the skin level more easily after old loose fur has been removed.

Removing the thick loose fur makes it easier to apply flea control directly to the skin.

 

This cat has fun playing with the old loose fur that's been taken out of his coat to allow flea control products to be applied directly to his skin.

Curly enjoyed being reunited with his old coat.

Enjoy this video of Curly playing with his fur!

Bonus tip: keep your pet active for at least 30 minutes after applying topical flea control, which helps the product spread faster and more evenly over your pet’s body.

 

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Protect your dog from fleas and ticks this summer
with NexGard chewables.

NexGard protects your dog from fleas and ticks with an easy, tasty monthly chewable treat. Little Creek Veterinary Clinic is the place to purchase NexGard for dogs weighing 4 – 60 lbs*. 

NexGard is available by prescription only. Dr. Donald Miele, a Norfolk veterinarian, recommends NexGard chewables, especially for dogs that have dry, irritated, or inflamed skin, which are not ideal surfaces for topical flea treatments.

Contact Us to learn more about protecting your dog with NexGard.

*Our online pharmacy will ship orders for dogs over 60 pounds.

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We've got a basket full of gift ideas for pet owners!

We’ve got a basket full of gift ideas for pet owners!

If you’re stuck on what to buy for the pet-enthusiast in your life, don’t be afraid to go with a practical gift they can really use!

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Check out these ideas, from Left to Right:

  1. VetzLife Oral Care Gelremoves tartar from teeth and freshens breath; available in mint or salmon flavors
  2. Pill Crusher crush pills into a fine powder and make them more palatable by mixing with food
  3. HyLyt Shampoo a gentle, hypoallergenic moisturizing shampoo that promotes healthy skin and coat
  4. Seresto Flea & Tick Collar — up to 8 months of flea and tick control in one collar
  5. Dermal Soothe Spray – helps keep skin moisturized and itch-free
  6. Nail Trimmer easy-to-use nail trimmer for dogs and cats
  7. Oxyfresh Pet Oral Hygiene Solution — add to pet’s drinking water to aid in keeping teeth clean and freshening the breath

All of these items are available at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

As a bonus, we’ll throw in a free flying disc* with your purchase — just ask!

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*While supplies last.

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It’s autumn in Norfolk, Virginia — and we’re still talking about fleas!

Sure, nights in Norfolk are getting frosty — but not nearly enough to kill fleas. Fleas are hardy little bugs, and they’re like heat-seeking missiles. Once fleas get indoors, they want to cuddle with you and your pets. You don’t have to put up with their unwanted advances, though.

At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, we’ve got an arsenal of flea control products on our shelves, designed for use on dogs and cats. Our veterinarian, Dr. Miele, recommends the following flea control products —

Topical spot-ons
Advantage II
Combiva [new]
Revolution (for cats)

Collar
Seresto

Oral
NexGard

Except for Combiva, the products above have special offers for rebates or extra products, through November or the end of the year.

Let’s talk about which flea control product is right for your pet, and stop fleas from settling in for a cozy winter stay in your house.

Autumn brings all good things - and fleas. Photo by Jennifer Miele

Autumn brings all good things – and fleas.
Photo by Jennifer Miele

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