Is Your Pet Ready for Flea Season?

Jun 9, 2016

With summer just around the corner and San Diego’s temperatures beginning to rise, both fleas and ticks become a larger problem. Fleas are usually a bit more dormant in winter but once it starts to warm up them come out in full force. With such nice weather throughout areas such as Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe, pet parents go out more with their dogs, which also increases their risks of picking up fleas and ticks. There are several different ways to rid your pets of those pesky fleas and ticks.

Over the counter/veterinarian supplied flea medications such as:

  • Advantage
  • Frontline
  • Comfortis
  • Capstar
  • Sentinel

Flea Baths – Helps kill any live adult fleas. It is best to use flea baths in addition to flea medication to help keep your pet flea free.

Home Remedies

  • Non-chemical flea collar
  • Flea spray (water mixed with small amount of apple cider vinegar – keep away from pets eyes when using)
  • Peppermint or tee tree essential oil (use caution when using these products as they may be more irritating for some pets)

Dog Daycare – Worried that your pup may be picking up those fleas or ticks from the dog park? Try doggie daycare where they can romp around in a flea free environment.

Keep your pet happy and flea free this summer by following these simple tips. For more questions about flea prevention or just any general pet questions please call our Paw Commons Encinitas location at (760) 452-4166; or visit our website at