How do I treat fleas?
- There are many topical and oral preparations available to treat fleas.
- Please be aware that many of the over-the-counter non-veterinary preparations are completely ineffective and a waste of money. They often do not contain appropriate active ingredient to kill the fleas and we regularly have complaints from customers who have bought pet-shop or supermarket products and been disappointed with the results.
- We as vets are best qualified to give you advice on the most appropriate treatment for your pet and effective Veterinary products are often less expensive than the over-the-counter products!
- As stated above, 95% of the flea population actually lives OFF the animal so it is very important that you treat the environment effectively at the same time as treating the animal or your pet will just become re-infested!
PRINTABLE FLEA FACT SHEET >
Please call the surgery or make an appointment to discuss the best treatment options for your pet.