Fleas can undermine the health of your dog, as well as infesting your home.
Flea-related diseases account for some of the skin problems that are seen in the surgery. Fleas favour warm and humid conditions, so warm weather brings an increase in numbers. However, fleas can be a year round problem for dogs living in centrally heated houses. You may notice your pet scratching more than usual and may see a flea, or small specks of black flea droppings if you part the hair. As well as treating your dog, you will need to treat their bedding, your upholstery, and carpets – wherever your pet goes.
Treatment products are available from us here at the surgery. Vacuuming and washing of bedding will help. Fleas can also pass tapeworm larvae to your pet, so regular worming is also important in safeguarding your pet’s health. We are able to advise you on the best flea control treatments for you and your dog.
We often recommend a flea and mite control product for dogs that also helps control lungworm infection. Lungworm is a parasite that is spreading in the UK and is not prevented or treated by the usual worming treatments. Left untreated it can prove dangerous to the health of your dog or even fatal. This product is available from the surgery.
Save money and help spread the cost of routine flea treatments at Bruton Vets by joining our Pet Health Club. Call Bruton Vets for your flea treatments and to find out more about the Pet Health Club.