Flea problems escalate with the return of warm, humid weather, and getting rid of these pesky insects is no easy task. Controlling fleas can be a full-time job and a complete program that includes both the pet and the environment, including the yard, is needed to eradicate them from your home and pet. Of the more than 250 species of fleas found in the United States, surprisingly, only two infest dogs. These two species can complete a life cycle in as little as 16 days, but five female fleas have the potential to multiply to 125,000 fleas in thirty days. Their eggs and larvae can be found just about every place your pet has slept, stood or traveled — on furniture, floors, carpets and lawns. That’s why it is so hard to get rid of these critters.
Here are some things you can do for season-long flea control:
• Start your prevention program now.
• Ask your vet about the newer non-insecticidal treatments that include Program, Frontline, Revolution
If you suspect your dog might have flea related allergies or an allergic reaction contact your veterinarian for treatment.
Lone Star English Setter Club
strongly suggests that you contact your veterinarian
if you suspect that your English Setter might have
any of these health issues.