Fleas

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Fleas can feed off any warm blooded species. They can’t live on humans but can cause nasty bites which can also cause intense irritation and even lead to your pet developing an allergy to them called Flea allergic Dermatitis (FAD). Often you don’t see the fleas because your pet grooms them off. Depending upon the severity of the allergy it is possible that just one bite can trigger the whole allergic cascade. Large flea infestations in young animals can cause a fatal anaemia. And flea bites on people can spread diseases to us.

If your pet gets fleas then either get a product from your vets or ring for some advice as not all products on the market are equally effective. The house will also need treating as a single flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day in its environment, that’s a whopping 1,500 in a month. The unpleasant statistics are that for every 1 flea you find on your pet 99 others are in the environment, which often means in the carpets, bedding and even laminate flooring.

Many flea products will treat against other parasites such as lung worm, ticks and ear mites. There is no one product on the market that will treat against every parasite. We offer free nurse consultations to discuss which product maybe most suitable for you.

As of May 2014 we are promoting a new product for dogs. It is a palatable tablet that offers three months protection against fleas and ticks. We have never had anything that lasts this long especially against ticks. The manufacturers believe so strongly in their product that they are offering a money back guarantee on it.