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Stay in control of your pet's fleas and save 25% on packs of flea treatment or Rearguard this April 

Unfortunately fleas and parasites are an unavoidable part of sharing your home with a cat or a dog, and they are a year-round problem

We are often asked why single flea treatments do not work. In order to answer this common question, we have to consider some flea facts:

  • As a species, fleas have been around for 60 million years, so this pesky parasite is well adapted to breed in a variety of environments
  • The young flea lays dormant inside a cocoon, either outdoors or in your home.When a pet passes by, it immediately hatches out and jumps on.
  • Female fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day and these fall wherever your pet goes - his or her bed, the sofa or even your bed. An untreated pet with just five fleas can lead to as many as 1,000 pupae in your home in as little as three weeks!
  • The only effective way to deal with fleas is to treat all your pets every month, throughout the year
  • No insecticide can kill the cocoon - any single treatment will kill only the fleas that have hatched and are still on your pet (or in your home in the case of environmental flea sprays). Subsequent repeated monthly treatments are therefore the only way to kill dormant fleas as they hatch.
  • No flea product can repel fleas. It’s normal to see fleas even on treated pets if they go into an area that contains dormant cocoons (gardens and parks for example), which then hatch onto your pet.

Talk to a member of the team for more information on fighting fleas. We can recommend powerful and highly

effective flea treatments to suit both your own preferences and your pet's lifestyle.

Flystrike in rabbits 

Flystrike occurs when flies lay eggs on wet and dirty fur around the rear. The eggs hatch into maggots which then cause tissue damage. Flystrike can be fatal unless caught early.

Prevention is key:

  • check your rabbit twice daily for a wet or dirty backend - clean and dry as needed.
  • use Rearguard to prevent egg development
  • Talk to our team about your rabbit if they regularly have soft poo or a dirty backend.

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