Flea & Tick

Fleas & Ticks

You have to understand that treating fleas and ticks on your pets is an ongoing process. Despite what some advertisements say, there are no immediate results that last forever! Being residents of Florida, it is necessary to be aware of all the ways that you and your pets can be exposed to fleas and ticks and the preventative measures you need to take to stop an infestation before it starts.


It is very important that you choose the right kind of medication for treating fleas and ticks. In this market, you often get what you pay for and cheaper meds are not the way to go! It always helps to consult with your veterinarian when choosing your preventative. Here at Sarasota Veterinary Center, we carry only the highest rated and most effective flea and tick medications on the market.


Even using the best flea and tick medications, you might still see fleas on your pets. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the medications are not working, it often takes 12-24 hours for products to kill fleas. And most high-quality products not only kill adult fleas, but their eggs and larvae as well. So don’t freak out if you don’t see the product working at first. We also suggest marking your calendar when the next round of medication is due, so you don’t have a lapse in coverage! Nobody wants fleas to set up shop in their homes!

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