Fleas and ticks are a widespread and permanent source of risk for all pets. They are a direct and indirect cause of certain disorders in small animals.
A small cause with large consequences...
Ticks and fleas are a great risk; not only for your pet but also for you!
When your pet scratches excessively, it is already infested. By taking regular preventative action early on, you can stop the proliferation.
A few simple steps will keep your pet happy and healthy – all year round.
Treat your pets
A one-off treatment to fight fleas and ticks is not sufficient. You should treat your pets regularly throughout the year. To help you remember, treat your pets on the same date every month.
Treat your home
The occurrence of fleas and ticks in your home has nothing to do with hygiene, but there are a number of things you can do to help prevent their presence:
- Vacuum your home at least once a week paying particular attention to armchairs, skirting boards, pets’ baskets, bedding and other areas they like to lie on such as carpets and soft furnishings. These should be treated with a suitable insecticide and vacuumed regularly.
- Machine-wash cushions, blankets and pets’ coats.
- Use an environment spray in the home and in the car if you transport pets.
How worms affect your pet and how you can treat the problem
Dogs and Cats in the UK may be infected with around a dozen different types of intestinal worm.
It is not always easy to spot the symptoms, and as your vet will tell you, that's why it's best to use a veterinary prescribed product at least every three months to prevent any serious worm infection.
For further advice on Flea and Worming treatments please ask your friendly Northcote team.