Skycrest Animal Clinic   5301 Route 83   Long Grove, Illinois 60047   Phone 847-634-3538
MONDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  TUESDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  WEDNESDAY 8:00 am - Noon *Closed Afternoon  THURSDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  FRIDAY 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  SATURDAY 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  SUNDAY - CLOSED HOURS OF OPERATION
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Fleas The flea is a hard, shiny, dark brown insect slightly smaller than a pinhead. Just about the time you part the hair to catch them, they jump onto you. A flea spends about 90% of its life off the host and only jumps on your dog for a blood meal which they can achieve up to 20 times per hour. Fleas are most often found over the rump or around the neck and ears. The thinner areas of hair on the abdomen are a good place to look also. Some pets react to being bitten by developing an allergic reaction that causes them to become intensely itchy, making them miserable and possibly leading to hair loss and skin infections. In addition, fleas can carry tapeworms, which can infect pets while they groom themselves. Ticks Ticks are potentially dangerous parasites commonly found throughout North America. Tick bites are usually painless. After the tick attaches to the host (which could be a person or a pet), any infection that it potentially could be carrying may be transmitted via its saliva as it feeds on the host. Diseases that ticks can transmit include Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Erlichiosis. Diagnosis and treatment of some tick-borne disease can be both complicated and costly. While treatment is available for some, it may not be for others, so repelling ticks to help prevent attachment is an important way to minimize your pet’s risk of getting bitten by these disease-spreading pests. We carry several excellent products for fleas and ticks. Please discuss with your Doctor which product would be the most appropriate for your pet.
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SKYCREST ANIMAL CLINIC   5301 ROUTE 83   LONG GROVE, IL 60047  PHONE: 847-634-3538
Fleas The flea is a hard, shiny, dark brown insect slightly smaller than a pinhead. Just about the time you part the hair to catch them, they jump onto you. A flea spends about 90% of its life off the host and only jumps on your dog for a blood meal which they can achieve up to 20 times per hour. Fleas are most often found over the rump or around the neck and ears. The thinner areas of hair on the abdomen are a good place to look also. Some pets react to being bitten by developing an allergic reaction that causes them to become intensely itchy, making them miserable and possibly leading to hair loss and skin infections. In addition, fleas can carry tapeworms, which can infect pets while they groom themselves. Ticks Ticks are potentially dangerous parasites commonly found throughout North America. Tick bites are usually painless. After the tick attaches to the host (which could be a person or a pet), any infection that it potentially could be carrying may be transmitted via its saliva as it feeds on the host. Diseases that ticks can transmit include Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Erlichiosis. Diagnosis and treatment of some tick-borne disease can be both complicated and costly. While treatment is available for some, it may not be for others, so repelling ticks to help prevent attachment is an important way to minimize your pet’s risk of getting bitten by these disease-spreading pests. We carry several excellent products for fleas and ticks. Please discuss with your Doctor which product would be the most appropriate for your pet.