Flea & Tick Treatments
Fleas on dogs and cats
Almost all dogs and cats suffer from fleas. Fleas are small, black parasites that live within your cat's coat. Fleas can multiply very fast and lay hundreds of eggs in the coat. By the way, did you know that 95% of the flea population is located in the area and only 5% of the fleas are actually present on the animal?
There are several characteristics that indicate flea infestation. If your dog or cat suffers from fleas, he will start scratching his coat much more than before. As a result, the cat or dog will also suffer more from hair loss. Sometimes an infected pet also has bald spots and scabs because of the many scratching/biting. To check if your pet has fleas it is recommended to use a flea comb.
You can protect your dog or cat from fleas in different ways. Below you will find different methods to protect your companion animal against fleas:
- Spot on flea pipette: The contents of the pipette is administered between the shoulder blades of your dog or cat. The liquid is applied between the hairs and on the intact skin. At Vetsend, you will find flea pipettes from Frontline and Advantage, among others.
- Flea Sprays: A flea spray is especially suitable for animals where a pipette may not yet be administered. Think of puppies and kittens. Vetsend offers a number of flea sprays, such as the Frontline spray and the Bob Martin All-in-one flea spray.
Ticks on dogs and cats
Ticks can cause a lot of inconvenience and all kinds of health problems. For example, a tick can carry diseases that can also be transmitted to your animal. The best-known diseases are Lyme disease, Anaplasma, Babesia and Ehrlichia. Proper prevention and quick intervention in case of problems are therefore essential for the health of your pet. It is important to regularly check your animal for the presence of ticks. For example, after walks in the forest, it is especially important to check your animal. There are several products available against ticks. Many are combination products that work against ticks as well as fleas. With many products, ticks will have to bite before they are killed. A good preventative product that fends off ticks, sandflies and mosquitos is the Scalibor Collar for dogs.
How to remove ticks
Regularly check your pet for ticks, especially after a walk in the wilderness. It is important to remove the tick within 24 hours of biting before any transmission of disease can take place. A tick can be removed by using a tick card or tick remover. The tick card is a handy tool to remove ticks in a safe way. Because this tick card has the size of a debit card, you can easily take it with you in your wallet. We also offer other tick removers. A tick remover has exactly the same effect as a tick card. Be sure to grab the tick as close to the skin as possible. After this, you can carefully remove the tick. Try not to squeeze the tick's body.
Popular brands for flea treatments
There are various popular brands that produce high-quality flea and tick treatments. View the most popular brands which you can find at Vetsend.co.uk below: