By far the most common skin parasite of dogs and cats in Victoria are fleas. Our flea season is generally June through October. If pets have not been on any one of many effective flea products listed below during the flea season, then it is common to have a second period of flea problems in households during December and January. Fleas can spread some infections (like the Black Plague) and suck the like blood out of weakened pets. The good news is that fleas can easily be prevented. Fleas are the intermediate host of tapeworms and so if your pet is diagnosed with tapeworms, be sure to treat them for fleas. See products section below for effective treatments, we carry them all, but ask our staff to guide you to the product right for your situation. Treat all the pets in the house for at least three months if you find your pet has fleas.