Fleas are an all year round problem that all dogs, cats and rabbits are susceptible to. It is important to be aware that the flea problem is not only what you see on your dog or cat. Adult fleas represent only 5% of the flea population – the other 95% is found as flea eggs, pupae and larvae in the home environment. As your pet moves around, thousands of eggs which have been laid on the coat drop down to contaminate carpets, lounge chairs, bedding, kennels and gardens. It is thus important that both the home and all pets are treated at the same time. It can take over 8 weeks to clear a flea problem.
Fleas cause discomfort and itching as well as flea allergy dermatitis, flea bite anemia and tapeworm transmission.
There are many products on the market, a selection of spot ons, sprays, shampoos and oral products – many of those available at supermarkets and pet shops are ineffective (collars, shampoos, powders, some spot ons) and have not been subject to the scrutiny as those stocked by ourselves. Our staff will be happy to advise you on the flea control most suitable for your pet and how best to use it.