Keeping fleas off your pet

You can beat the flea cycle 

Fleas can live on all your furry friends including your puppy, kitten, cats, dogs & rabbits and are a common problem even for the most pampered pet.
While the irritation of fleas is usually more noticeable in spring and summer, fleas can stay active all year round, even in winter if you have a warm, dry house for them to thrive in!

How does your pet get fleas?

Adult fleas lay eggs on the coat of cats and dogs. A single female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day!
These eggs then fall from the pets coat and into your environment like the garden or carpet, this is why treating your pets AND your environment is the only way to ensure you have broken the cycle.

The flea cycle

These eggs go from the larvae to pupae stage and when the temperature is just right, will hatch out. Adult fleas will find something warm like your pet and immediately bite and feed. The cycle will continue when they find a mate to breed and produce more eggs.

The best solution for avoiding fleas is simply all year round protection. This will ensure you and your home stay flea free every day of the year.

Flea bites can cause your pets skin irritation. Heavy flea infestations can cause serious problems for your puppy including anaemia in young or sick dogs. Dogs can also develop severe allergies to flea bites (called Flea Allergic Dermatitis). Just one flea bite will be enough to set off days of scratching, loss of fur and cause skin sores which can be a very painful experience for your puppy and can leave you feeling helpless.

Flea Protection

It is essential that you choose a flea protection program that is effective and safe for your pet and environment that will ensure every life cycle of the flea is treated from eggs to larvae to pupae and to adult fleas.

Animates has a wide range of the best flea treatment for your puppy. From Flea collars, to flea shampoos and powders, flea combs and sprays, as well as a range of tropical and oral treatments - you can ask our friendly staff in store for more information on how you can beat the flea cycle.

Tip: Fleas will spend 75% of their life in your pet’s environment. If you’re treating your pet for fleas but not your environment, those fleas will keep hatching and latching onto your pet!