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Flea Advice and Treatment

All you need to know about fleas

One of the most common parasites caught by pets is fleas, with every cat and dog suffering from them at some stage in their lifetime.  Fleas are the cause of Flea Allergic Dermatitis in pets, and in severe cases, fleas can cause anaemia.

What can fleas do to my pet?

  • Flea bites cause discomfort and irritation.
  • Many pets become sensitised to flea bites which leads to intense itchiness, and severe self-inflicted trauma flea allergy.
  • Fleas are responsible for transmitting tapeworms to our pets.

Fleas breed throughout the year in centrally heated homes. It is therefore important to treat all cats, dogs and rabbits within a household and to maintain a flea control programme throughout the year.

How can I control the flea problem?

  • Please consult us - we have found that many non-prescription preparations simply do not work well enough to achieve effective flea control.
  • It is practically impossible to prevent your pet coming into contact with fleas so regular treatments are necessary to control the problem and prevent a build-up within the home.
  • An effective flea control programme may involve the use of a combination of products. These attack both the adult flea stage on your pets AND the immature stages within the home.

Monthly flea treatment is included in our popular Care Plan