My pet has fleas, how do I get rid of them?
Controlling and eliminating an already existing case (PDF) takes a lot of time and effort. The best way to rid your pet of fleas is to see a veterinarian, and follow his instructions closely. A successful flea control program requires treating the indoor and outdoor environment of your pet as well as the pet itself.

There are 4 stages to the flea life cycle: eggs, larvae, pupae (cocoons), and adults. The adult fleas are the only stage of the lifecycle that feeds on the dog or cat. The eggs, larvae, and cocoons are present in the pet's environment. Since only 5% of the fleas are adults, MOST of the flea problem is in the pet's environment.

Therefore, it is important that both the pet(s) and the pets' environment be treated for fleas.

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1. What animals do you currently have available for adoption?
2. Are you a No-Kill Shelter, and what does this mean?
3. How old do you have to be to volunteer at the Pet Adoption Center?
4. Can you pay for my vaccines and medical expenses for my sick/injured pet?
5. What do I do if I've lost my pet?
6. How does a dog get heartworms and how do I know if they have it?
7. What causes hot spots on my dog?
8. Does spaying / neutering make a pet fat and lazy?
9. What should I do about a barking dog problem in my community?
10. What should I do if my neighbor's dog runs at-large?
11. What should I do if there is a dangerous or threatening dog in my neighborhood?
12. I have discovered a stray or lost pet, what should I do?
13. My pet is missing. Can you take my information and call me if it comes in?
14. Is chocolate poisonous to dogs and cats?
15. My pet has fleas, how do I get rid of them?
16. How do I stop my cat from scratching the furniture?
17. What kind of food should I feed my dog / cat?
18. If I become pregnant, do I have to get rid of my cat?
19. How do I introduce a new cat to my household that already has a cat?
20. I have a wild animal in my yard or home. What can I do?
21. There is a dead animal on the street or in my yard. What do I do?
22. I have discovered an injured hawk, owl, eagle, or other bird of prey. What should I do?