Sarah and Coco

Sarah and Coco

Product Director

Mostly writes about

Flea treatment and prevention

Profile

Sarah leads the Product team at Itch and has more than 20 years of Research & Development experience bringing ground-breaking products to market. Working closely with Jonny and the founding team at Itch, Sarah was responsible for launching our hero product Itch Flea. Sarah is an SQP, specially trained in Veterinary Medicines Advice and worked in partnership with Itch Head Vet Zoe Costigan, world leading pharmaceutical chemists and scientists to ensure that Itch Flea treatment is scientifically proven to target not only live adult fleas but also fleas at every stage of their life-cycle, including eggs and larvae! Sarah is also mum to Coco who can mostly be found decimating the bins at Itch. She’s partial to a banana skin, a sandwich crust or her absolute fave, some juicy mango! If you can hear rustling at ground level, that’s Coco. Bins on desks people!

Latest Articles

Itch Insights Pet Wellbeing

47% increase in flea infestations in 2023... Why?!

Flea infestations rose by a whopping 47% last year and if this year is anything like 2023, it’s more important than ever to keep your pets and home protected against these pesky parasites!

2 MIN READ
Flea Identification

Can Pet Fleas Live on Human Hair?

Ah, the infamous flea – the tiny but mighty nuisance that can turn a peaceful household into a mess of itching and scratching. These minuscule pests may be small in size, but they pack a big punch when it comes to causing discomfort for both our pets and us humans. Let's jump into the world of fleas and uncover whether these critters can become a roommate to our hair!

3 MIN READ
Flea General

Can Fleas Eventually Kill a Pet?

Ah, the pesky little critters known as fleas - the bane of every pet owner's existence. These minuscule blood-suckers may seem insignificant at first glance, but don't let their size fool you. Fleas are not just annoying; they can pose serious health risks to our beloved furry friend if left unchecked.

Fleas are tiny insects that thrive on the blood of mammals, including our cherished pets. They can easily infest our homes and latch onto pets, nestle in their fur and cause a handful of problems if not dealt with promptly and properly.

2 MIN READ
Flea Identification

Flea droppings - A sign of infestation?

Ah, the notorious flea. Just the thought of them is enough to make your skin itch. If you're a pet owner or have ever encountered these tiny, pesky critters, you know the struggle is real. But what about flea droppings?

2 MIN READ
Flea General

Flea facts - 7 Things To Know About Fleas

EW, fleas! Tiny, persistent pests that can turn your pet's life into an itching nightmare and leave you feeling like you're in a battle you just can't win. Whether you're a seasoned pet owner or a newcomer to the world of fluff everywhere, understanding the ins and outs of fleas is crucial. Read on to learn our top 7 facts on fleas, how to prevent them and how to treat fleas if you do unfortunately get struck by an infestation.

4 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

Flea Treatments - Spot On vs Shampoo vs Collar

Ah, the bane of every pet owner's existence: fleas. Those tiny, jumping nuisances can wreak havoc on both your furry friend and your home. Don’t worry, there are many options to remove fleas, but which is the best for you? Read on to learn all about flea treatments, what preventatives are out there and what we at Itch, recommend.

3 MIN READ
Flea Identification

How To Prepare For Flea Season This Spring

As Spring blooms and the weather warms up, it's that time again... Peak flea season. These pesky pests can jump on your pets and really make themselves at home, but with the right preparation and preventive measures, they can be kept at bay. We all want a happy and itch-free home for ourselves and our pets, so let’s dive into how to prepare and prevent fleas this Spring!

2 MIN READ
Flea Identification

What Does A Flea Bite Look Like?

In this article, we'll embark on a journey to understand the intricacies of flea bites, explore the telltale signs, and equip you with the knowledge to spot these tiny intruders. So, grab a cuppa, settle in with your pet, and let's unravel the itchy mysteries of flea bites together.

3 MIN READ
Flea General

New Pet Owners Guide To Flea Treatment & Prevention

In this guide tailored for new pet owners, we'll navigate the world of flea treatment and prevention, covering the specific needs of your puppy or kitten, guidelines for adult dogs and cats, crafting a flea treatment schedule, and why the age-old adage 'prevention is better than cure' holds true in the realm of fleas. So, grab a cuppa, snuggle up with your furball, and let's embark on this flea-fighting adventure together.

3 MIN READ
Flea General

Pet Flea Treatments - Are They Safe For Humans?

Today, we’re exploring the various types of flea treatment available, addressing the burning question – are they safe for humans? Join us as we unravel the safety web, covering what happens if you come into contact with flea treatments, whether they are safe to ingest accidentally, and crucially, how to handle these treatments safely. So, let's dive in and demystify the safety aspects of pet flea treatments.

3 MIN READ
Flea Identification

How Do Cats Get Fleas?

So how do cats get fleas? Join us on this itchy expedition as we dive into the world of fleas, explore their elusive lifecycle, uncover the covert ways they latch onto our furry friends, identify their favourite hangouts, and, most importantly, discover how to liberate our cats from these not-so-welcome hitchhikers.

4 MIN READ
Flea Identification

How Do Dogs Get Fleas?

Today, we're demystifying the age-old question: How do dogs get fleas? Join us on this itch-scratching journey as we explore what fleas are, their sneaky lifecycle, how they hitch a ride onto our furry friends, where they love to hang out, and, most importantly, how to bid them a not-so-fond farewell.

3 MIN READ
Itch Insights Pet Wellbeing

How To Stay Flea Free In 2024

With flea infestations up 47% in 2023, it’s important to get yourself prepped for 2024 to keep your pets, home and self happy and healthy! This article gives you our top tips on how to prevent these pesky parasites from taking over 2024.

2 MIN READ
Flea General

Can Pet Fleas Live On Clothing?

Fleas are a nuisance of the best times when on your beloved pets, but even more so if they make the leap to you! This article gets you up to speed with the flea lifecycle, answers the burning question of can fleas live on clothing? And how to get rid of the blighters and stop them making an unwelcome return!

3 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

What To Do If Your Pet Has Fleas And Sleeps In Your Bed?

Fleas can turn your cosy home into an itchy battleground, especially when they decide to share your bed with your furry friend… three’s definitely a crowd! This article gives you all the best tips for how to deal with a duvet stealing pooch who’s also fighting fleas!

5 MIN READ
Flea General

Can Cats Be Allergic To Fleas?

Fleas can turn a cat's peaceful existence into an itchy nightmare. While the mere thought of these pesky critters is enough to make any cat owner shudder, it's crucial to delve into the impact fleas can have on our feline friends. In this guide, we'll explore how fleas affect cats, how to spot them on your furry companion, and the pressing question – can cats be allergic to fleas?

5 MIN READ
Flea Identification

How To Spot Fleas In Your Carpet

Spotting fleas in your carpet may seem like a tricky task, given their size and knack for hiding. In this guide, we'll explore how to detect these tiny troublemakers, what fleas look like, and, most importantly, how to bid them a not-so-fond farewell.

4 MIN READ
Flea General

Can Dog Fleas Jump To Humans?

Let's talk about fleas (*groan*) the tiny, agile creatures that can turn a peaceful pet-filled home into a buzzing hub of discomfort. If they’re on your dog, does that mean they can get onto you too?! This article reveals all…

3 MIN READ
Flea Identification

Can A Puppy Get Fleas?

The wonderful world of puppies… the boundless energy, the adorable antics, and, yes, the potential for pesky fleas. Fleas are tiny but mighty nuisances that can make your puppy's life less enjoyable. This article explores the possibility of puppies getting fleas, how it can happen even if they don't venture outdoors, and, most importantly, how to prevent and treat these unwanted critters.

4 MIN READ
Flea Identification

Can An Indoor Cat Get Fleas?

While most of us associate fleas with outdoor adventures, the question is… can an indoor cat get fleas? The surprising answer is yes! Fleas are agile little creatures, and even the most pampered indoor kitties are not entirely immune to their unwelcome presence. In this article, we'll explore the world of fleas, how indoor cats can get them, and most importantly, how to prevent and treat these pesky invaders.

4 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

Why You Should Continue To Use Flea Treatment In Winter

We all know fleas love the heat! But sadly this doesn’t mean they disappear in the winter… This article tells you everything you need to know about those pesky parasites during the colder months.

2 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

Do Natural Flea Treatments Actually Work?

Fleas, the tiny terrors that can turn your pet's life into an itchy, uncomfortable ordeal. When faced with a flea infestation, many pet owners seek solutions that are safe and natural. But do these natural flea treatments actually work? In this blog post, we'll discuss the world of natural flea remedies, exploring common options, assessing their effectiveness, and discovering which ones are worth considering. We'll also introduce you to Itch Flea treatment and explain why it’s so fab as an effective preventative treatment. By the end, you'll have a clearer understanding of whether natural flea treatments are the right choice for your furry friend.

3 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

Does Flea Shampoo Actually Work?

Fleas can turn your pet's life into a scratching frenzy. When you're faced with a flea infestation, you want a solution that works, and fast. One option many pet owners consider is flea shampoo. But does flea shampoo actually work? In this blog post, we’ll explore shampoos, how they are supposed to work, their effectiveness, and alternative methods for treating fleas. By the end, you'll have a clearer understanding of whether flea shampoo is the right choice for your furry friend.

2 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

Should You Bathe a Pet With Fleas?

Fleas, the bane of every pet owner's existence. When you suspect your furry friend has these tiny terrors, you might wonder if giving them a good bath will do the trick. Should you bathe a pet with fleas? In this blog post, we'll dive into this question, exploring the nuances of dealing with fleas and bathing your pet. We'll discuss whether your pet actually has fleas, the pros and cons of bathing them, what to do after treatment, and how to prevent future flea infestations. By the end, you'll have a clearer picture of when and how to bathe your poor flea-afflicted pet.

3 MIN READ
Flea Identification

How Long Do Fleas Live & Do You Still Have Fleas After Treatment?

Fleas, those tiny but persistent pests, can be a real nuisance for pets and us owners. When you discover a flea infestation, you want them gone, pronto! But how long do fleas live, and do you still have fleas after treatment? In this article, we'll explore the lifespan of fleas, what happens to them after treatment, whether all treatments kill fleas immediately, and what to do if you can't seem to get rid of these pesky little critters. By the end, you'll have a better understanding of the flea lifecycle and how to effectively deal with flea infestations… easy peasy, bye-bye fleasy!

3 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

How to Apply Itch Flea Treatment to your Dog

Amazing news! When applied correctly, Itch Flea Treatment for dogs is 100% fast and effective at killing fleas on dogs and puppies!

However, the 'when applied correctly' bit is pretty important.

We know it's not always that easy, so we've put together a quick guide on the best way to apply Spot-On Flea treatment to your dog or puppy.

1 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

How to Apply Itch Flea Treatment to your Cat

Great news! When applied correctly, Itch Flea treatment for cats is 100% fast and effective at killing fleas on cats and kittens!

However, the 'when applied correctly' bit is quite important…

We know it's not always that easy, so we've put together a quick guide on the best way to apply Spot-On Flea treatment to your cat or kitten.

1 MIN READ
Flea Prevention

How To Prevent Fleas in Dogs and Cats

Fleas, those tiny, relentless creatures, can turn into a major annoyance for our beloved pets. Not only can they cause discomfort with their itchy bites, but they can also lead to more serious health issues if left unchecked. The key to keeping your furry friends flea-free is prevention. In this post we'll focus on why your dog or cat might keep getting fleas, what to do when your pet itches but you can't see fleas, and most importantly, effective strategies for preventing fleas in the first place. Let's get started by creating a comfortable and flea-free environment for your furry companions.

4 MIN READ
Flea Treatment Issues

What To Do If You Can't Get Rid of Fleas After Treatment

Dealing with a flea infestation can be a frustrating and exasperating experience, especially when you've tried everything but the fleas just won't seem to go away. It's a common scenario: you've diligently applied flea treatments, cleaned your home, and taken all necessary precautions, yet those persistent pests continue to bother your pets and invade your living space. If you find yourself in this situation, don't lose hope. Here we'll delve into the reasons behind failed flea treatments, how to identify signs of treatment resistance, and explore effective solutions to finally bid those relentless fleas farewell.

3 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

How To Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas – those pesky little insects that can turn our furry companions' lives (and ours) upside down. If you've ever experienced a flea infestation, you know just how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be. These tiny creatures are not only a nuisance but can also pose health risks to both pets and humans. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the world of fleas, from understanding their origins to effective methods for getting rid of them. So, if you're tired of the itching, scratching, and constant battle against the blighters, read on to discover how to reclaim your home and your pet's comfort.

4 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

Fleas - Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

We're tackling a topic that every responsible pet owner should be well-versed in – fleas. Join us as we explore the signs, symptoms, treatments, and prevention strategies to ensure your pet's well-being and your home's peace. Let's dive into the fascinating world of fleas!

4 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

Flea Injections For Cats And Dogs

There are many many options for flea treatment these days, which can be overwhelming as a pet parent to say the least! This article takes a look at flea injections and uncovers the pros and cons of this flea treatment.

2 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

What Type Of Flea Treatment Is Best For Your Pet?

The market is brimming with choices, each promising to be the magic wand that banishes those pesky fleas. In this guide, we'll demystify the world of flea treatments, comparing the merits of spot-on treatments, flea collars, tablets, and flea shampoo. So, grab a cuppa, gather your furry sidekick, and let's navigate the flea battleground together.

4 MIN READ
Flea Treatment

The Different Active Ingredients In Flea Treatments

Here we’ll explore the world of flea treatment ingredients, focusing on the formidable duo of Fipronil and (S) Methoprene, as well as exploring just Fipronil, Imidacloprid and the realm of prescription-strength solutions. So, let's decode the secrets behind effective flea control so you can live that flea free life!

3 MIN READ
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