All About Fleas

Everything you need to know about preventing fleas, managing outbreaks and eradicating infestations. So long, suckers! Explore our articles and learn more about the flea lifecycle, how to prevent an infestation and how to apply flea treatment correctly to your dog or cat.

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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.

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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!

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Flea Identification

Fleas Or Mites - What Is Causing My Dog’s Itchy Ears?

If you've noticed your furry friend scratching at their ears incessantly, you might be wondering what's causing all that discomfort. Itchy ears can be a sign of various issues, but two common culprits are fleas and mites. In this blog post, we'll delve into the differences between fleas and mites, how they affect our dogs' ears, and most importantly, how to alleviate your pup's itchiness and prevent future infestations. Let's get started!

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Flea Identification

What Are The Black Specs In My Pet's Fur?

Have you noticed some black specs in your pet’s fur, do they look a little bit like specs of dirt? We’ll tell you all you need to know here!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Why is my pet still scratching after applying a Flea Treatment?

Not all flea treatments are created equal. Itch Flea is a double action spot on treatment that not only contains Fipronil but also (unlike lots of other flea treatments), (S) Methoprene. This means that it not only targets the adult fleas feeding on your pets and kills them dead in 24 hours (and ticks in 48 hours), it also targets flea eggs and larvae, stopping the fast and furious flea life cycle dead in its tracks.

We asked in-house Itch vet, Dr. Zoe Costigan to give us the lowdown on why your cat or dog might still be scratching after applying a flea treatment to your pet. Here's what she had to say:

“It’s fairly normal for there to be a period of hyperactivity amongst the fleas as the active ingredients in a flea treatment take effect and this can cause an increase in your pet scratching. It should settle down after 24 hours. If after 24 hours your pet continues to scratch, there could be other things going on. Your pet could be flea-allergic, it could have a skin infection or a hormone imbalance, or other conditions which can lead to itchiness.”

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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.

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Flea Identification

Are Fleas And Ticks The Same Thing?

If you've ever found yourself wondering whether fleas and ticks are one and the same, you're not alone. These tiny creatures often cause confusion due to their similar size and the discomfort they bring to our furry friends. Fear not, we’ll explain what makes fleas and ticks unique, how to distinguish between them, and most importantly, how to effectively treat and prevent these persistent pests.

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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.

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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.

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Flea Prevention

Fleas Aren’t Just For Summer - Why Winter Flea Treatment Is Key

This article dives into what happens to fleas in winter, dispel the myth that pets are safe from flea invasions during the colder months, delve into the cosy relationship between fleas and warm houses in winter, and, most importantly, discuss why maintaining flea treatment in winter is an absolute must. So, grab a cuppa, snuggle up with your furry friend, and let's unravel the secrets of winter flea prevention.

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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.

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How To Kill Fleas For Good

The persistent presence of fleas can have a knack for making our pets' lives itchy and uncomfortable. But fear not! This article explores the ins and outs of these persistent pests and unveils the secrets to killing fleas for good.

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Flea General

The Vital Information You Need to Know About Peak Flea Season

As pet owners, we all know that fleas can be a pesky and persistent problem. These tiny parasites can infest our furry friends, causing discomfort and potential health issues if left unchecked. Fleas are most active during certain periods of the year, which we commonly refer to as the "peak flea season." Here, we dive into the crucial information you need to know about when fleas are most active, when they come out, and whether they prefer hot or cold weather conditions. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to protect your beloved pets and your home from these bothersome critters.

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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!

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How to Use a Household Flea Home Spray

So, you’ve found fleas on your pet. Bad news: this means that they’re also highly likely to be in your home too.

The good news is that the combination of your gold-standard, Itch Flea treatment and Itch Flea Home Spray will get rid of those fleas in no time.

Itch Flea Home Spray as a one-off will kill adult fleas that are in your home. It will also prevent any new fleas from hatching for up to 12 months.

Don’t forget, once you’ve finished annihilating the adult fleas in your home, you need to stay up-to-date up with your monthly Itch Flea treatment for your cat and Itch Flea Treatment for your dog to keep your home and your pet flea-free forever.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Flea Treatment Issues

Why Does My Pet Keep Getting Fleas?

Fleas – they're the pesky little critters that can turn your pet's life into an itchy nightmare. If you've found yourself repeatedly dealing with fleas on your furry friend, you're not alone. If you’re sat wondering why does my dog keep getting fleas? Why does my cat keep getting fleas? Then wonder no more! In this blog post, we'll dive into the world of fleas, exploring what they are, what attracts them to your pet, and the various factors that contribute to this persistent problem. We'll also discuss how to treat fleas permanently, with a focus on Itch Flea treatment to help you prevent and protect your pets. By the end, you'll be armed with the knowledge to keep those fleas at bay for good.

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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.

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Flea General

What is the Flea Lifecycle and How Can You Break It?

Fleas can turn into a massive headache for us pet owners. Understanding the flea lifecycle is crucial to effectively fighting off infestations and keeping your pets and home flea-free. Here we’ll look into the four stages of the flea lifecycle; egg, larvae, pupae and adult — and explore how you can break this cycle to eliminate these bothersome critters. Let's uncover the secrets of the flea lifecycle and learn how to reclaim a comfortable environment for both you and your furry companions.

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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.

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Flea Identification

What Do Fleas Look Like?

Fleas, those pesky little creatures that can cause so much trouble for our beloved pets, are often hard to spot with the naked eye due to their tiny size. However, understanding what fleas look like is essential for effective prevention and treatment. Here, we explore the appearance of fleas, including pictures of fleas, their size, and the distinct features that differentiate dog fleas from cat fleas. We will also take a closer look at flea eggs and highlight other bugs that may resemble fleas, helping you to identify and deal with these nuisances.

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