Tick and Flea Control

 

What are ticks and fleas?

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites found amongst cats and dogs. Adult fleas feed on your puppy’s blood which not only leads to itching but could also cause flea allergy, tapeworms, anaemia (loss of blood) or skin infection. In severe cases it can even lead to death if a severe infection goes untreated!

Ticks found on your pet look like small brown balloons. They feed on your pet’s blood and when they go unchecked may spread diseases such as:

  • Skin irritations
  • Tick fever,
  • Lack of appetite and
  • Severe anaemia (loss of blood).

Ticks love to suck on the head and neck area of your pup, so make sure you inspect these parts carefully. Along with effective flea control, you must remove ticks to keep Fido, Spotty and Bruno healthy!

“Help! I’ve spot a tick on my puppy!”

Don’t rush to pull out this nasty monster – you might cause more harm as its mouthpart might break off and get left behind. This can cause a serious infection.

The best way to remove a tick is to grasp the tick firmly with tweezers as close as possible to where it is attached to the skin. Slowly and steadily pull the tick straight up.

How to deal with fleas and ticks

Puppies are safe to treat for ticks and fleas from 2 weeks with Products from the Bob Martin Tick and Flea range for puppies.