Fleas and Ticks are parasites that live in the environment and attach themselves to your pet; they drink their blood and use it to fuel themselves. Fleas and ticks can cause your pet discomfort, and in some cases, cats and dogs are allergic to fleas and can have a severe skin reaction.
Fleas and ticks can also transmit diseases and other parasites, so an infestation must not have the chance to get a hold of your pet. Although fleas don’t live on people, they do still bite them, and ticks certainly like to attach themselves to people, which are a resume can transmit diseases such as Lyme disease.
Dog & Cat Flea Treatment
At Boundary Vets we advise preventative treatment for fleas and ticks, a wide range of products are available on prescription for your pet to help treat and prevent these parasites. These can be spot on, tablets and collars to help protect your pet.
Most flea prevention is a regular monthly application throughout your pet’s life and, as prevention is better than cure, we would recommend you start this before your pet has a flea burden. If you think your pet has a flea burden already then, we will also advise treating your house as the eggs can live in the carpets, cracks in floorboards and furniture. We can provide you with a household spray and flea treatment for your pet.
If you think your pet has a tick then we can provide you with tick removers and tick treatment, however, if you’re concerned, then we are more than happy to remove the ticks for you in one of our nurse consults.
If you have any concerns or queries, please phone the practice, and one of the nursing team will be able to discuss the available treatment options with you.