Flea Control

Fleas are the most common external parasite for companion animals and can be distressing for your pet.  Fleas can cause skin disease and transmit infectious or parasitic diseases, some of which can also be transmitted to humans.  In some dogs, fleas can also trigger an allergic condition called flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), a skin disease that is intensely itchy and can result in hair loss and skin infections.  In dogs with FAD, even a small number of fleas can cause intense irritation, meaning year-round flea control is essential!

The most common way pets pick up fleas is from the environment. Fleas rarely jump from pet to pet. Your pets can pick up fleas from a walk, playing in the dog park, at the beach or even in the backyard.

How do I know if my pet has fleas?

Spotting fleas isn't always easy – they are small and fast. The best place to look for fleas is at the base of their tail, on their rump, or in their groin area.

You might also observe

  • your pet scratching, biting or hair loss
  • redness of the skin
  • the presence of flea dirt which looks like small black specks

Some dogs can show signs of severe itchiness and irritation when only a few fleas are present. You may be surprised to learn that the adult fleas you see on your pet are only part of the problem. The majority of the flea population (eggs, larvae and pupae) are found around your home not on your pet.

It is important to remember that fleas aren't just a problem in the summer. You need to use flea control all-year-round.  We have a wide range of effective and safe products to choose from.