Read on for more information about why you should consider protecting your pet from fleas.

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Fact: Cats are more likely to be infested by fleas than dogs, likely because cats tend to roam and explore areas where fleas reside: dark, narrow spaces, such as under porches, in sheds and near shrubs.

Fact: For every flea that you see on your pet, many more are developing in your home. Fleas have an average life cycle of 2-3 months and a female adult flea can lay 40 to 50 eggs per day. That’s why veterinarians recommend treating a flea infestation for a minimum of 12-weeks.

Fact: In most parts of Canada, the at-risk period for fleas is typically from May to October with peak flea activity occurring from early August to early October. In certain parts of the country, fleas can be a concern all year round.

Ask your veterinarian for recommendations to help prevent and control fleas.

To learn about ticks click here.