Keeping Santa Paws Safe

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, fleas on your dog from Berkshire, and folks dressed up like Eskimos. While Nat King Cole turned this song into such a holiday classic, we’re pretty sure one of those lyrics doesn’t fit.. Just like the song, fleas have no place in any part of your holiday season, especially since Santa Paws is coming to town. We’re here to give you a few tips on how to keep the fleas away this December.

Don’t think for a minute that just because it is cold outside fleas are not active. To the contrary, this is the time where fleas are looking to get inside your home, where it is nice and warm and where they can lay their eggs. However, winter is the ideal season to fight these critters, since humidity that is so important to the flea is in limited amounts.

Also, even though you may not see any fleas on your dog does not mean that there are no fleas in your home.

So, the best way to launch a preemptive strike against these promiscuous critters is to keep a tight ship. Frequent cleaning is the best way to make sure that they won’t have the chance to lay their eggs and ruin your holiday. Vacuum often, especially in carpeted areas and hard to reach spots, and wash your bedding every few of weeks at the very least. Also, brushing your pooch daily will prevent fleas from laying their eggs in their hair, and it’s never a bad idea for your four-legged friend to don an anti-flea collar.

It is important to remain tidy in order to circumvent the mass production of fleas in your home. Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day, so while only one or two fleas may not seem like a big threat, they can turn into a gargantuan mess in only a mere matter of days. If you find yourself down and out and losing the battle against fleas, just give us a call, and we’ll be over before you finish roasting your chestnuts on your open fire. In no time, we’ll have your home flea-less, and one that Santa Paws would love to visit.

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