Fleas are very undesirable parasites which feed off our domestic pets – their natural hosts. When environmental conditions are optimal the flea population will grow at a very rapid pace and, once you have a flea infestation, it is very difficult to get rid of the problem.
Fleas can cause enormous problems to pets by spreading worms and other diseases causing itchiness, irritation and in some cases resulting in severe allergic reactions. Whilst fleas feed on our pets, they live and breed in the furnishing of the house so once established an infestation is hard to eliminate
At Village Vet we determine the best flea programme tailored specifically to your pet and its lifestyle. We have a wide range of excellent products to suit different pets and owners. In general, we recommend a spot-on product which is applied to the back of the neck on a monthly basis. Unlike similar drugs, this product has the added advantage of providing protection against roundworms and lungworm.
Alternatively, we can provide tablets that control and kill fleas, an injection for your cat that provides 6 months protection and sprays for your pet, carpets and floorboards.
To achieve optimal flea control, preventive treatment should be provided throughout the year. If you are unfortunate enough to get a flea infestation on your pet and in your home we are always available to give thorough advice on how to eliminate the problem effectively and safely.