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Flea Control

Flea Control at Temple Heights Animal Hospital in Oceanside

Temple Heights Animal Hospital offers a number of excellent flea control products. Fleas can be a major problem for cats and dogs. Fleas have four main stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The total flea life cycle can range from a couple weeks to several months, depending on environmental conditions.

Pets may be exposed to these blood sucking parasites anywhere: in your backyard, on walks, at the beach, or even in your own home. Fleas can cause great discomfort to your pet including biting, scratching, chewing, and restlessness. More seriously, they can cause anemia, tapeworm infections and flea allergy dermatitis to your pets, and other serious diseases to humans. We advocate flea baths for all pets and Bravecto, Credilio or Vectra flea control for your dog or cat. Although if you desire other flea control products that we do not carry you can have order them through our online pharmacy and have them delivered to your home.

As mentioned above, the flea life cycle is quite variable. Pet owners should control populations inside the home as well as in yard areas. It's important to remain vigilant, even when a flea problem is thought to be under control! We offer appropriate counseling for our clients.


*Credilio for dogs is a oral tablet given once every 30 days for flea and tick prevention. Credilio can be used in dogs as young as 8 weeeks old

*Bravecto for Dogs is a oral chew that is given once every 90 days for flea and tick prevention. Bravecto can be used in dogs starting at 6 months of age.

*Vectra 3D for Dogs is a topical flea, ticks, mosquitoes, lice, mites and sand and biting flies that is applied once every 30 days and can be used in dogs starting at 8 weeks of age 

*Vectra for Cats is a topical flea preventive that is applied once every 30 days and can be used in cats as young as 8 weeks old. 

*Bravecto for cats is a topical flea preventive that is applied once every 90 days and can be used in cats 6 months of age and older. 

Call us today for an appointment! 760-630-3590

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Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed