Fleas are one of the most common and irritating parasites affecting cats and dogs. A flea problem on your pet often means a flea problem in your home. Adult fleas must bite your pet to feed on blood in order to lay eggs. Once a flea bites your pet they exchange your pet’s blood for an irritating substance that can cause itching, scratching and skin irritation. The flea eggs can drop from your pet to the ground or carpet where they eventually develop into adult fleas. Understanding the flea life cycle and methods for its control can be a daunting task. We will gladly assist you in this process. We can provide you with safe, effective flea prevention and if necessary, flea treatment. See the flea article in the Pet Health Library of our site for more information.