‘Prevention is better than cure’ – with fleas, this can be very true!
Dogs can pick up fleas from a number of different sources and in many different environments. They can be a big irritation for all if brought into the home, breeding at a rapid rate.
In just 21 days 1 flea can have multiplied to 1000!!
Some dogs are allergic to fleas and react very badly to only a few bites causing hair loss and severe skin reactions.
Regular flea treatment (especially if living with cats that go outside) will help prevent infestations in the home. There are a number of different treatments available that can be administered in a few different ways but generally ‘spot-on’ preparations are the most effective and easy to use. These are generally given monthly.
Your vet will discuss the most suitable method and course of treatment to suit you and your dog.