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

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What Are The Black Specs?

What To Do?

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!

What Are The Black Specs?

Bad news - your pet might have fleas…

Good news - we’ll give you a full rundown on how to get rid of them, and keep them away for good!

These little black specs in your pet’s fur are most likely flea dirt! Which is a not-so-lovely combination of flea droppings and leftovers from a blood meal. So these black specs mean your pet has probably had a visit from a a flea or two!

What To Do?

Keep calm! Whilst fleas are a bit gross and a nuisance - we have the solutions for you…

  • Thoroughly Check Your Pet’s Fur - use a flea comb to groom through your pet’s fur, removing any fleas or dirt as you go. If you comb through and can’t find any adult fleas, they may have since departed your pet’s fur and have hidden in your home. This increases the risk of infestation due to the lady fleas laying eggs.

  • Treat Your Pet ASAP - Get yourself some Itch Flea Treatment for cats or Itch Flea Treatment for dogs which kills all adult fleas on your pets in 24 hours, kills ticks and lice too AND halts all other fleas at their life stages! It’s important to treat all the pets in your house, even the ones who don’t appear to have fleas. It’s a team effort to get rid of the blighters and keep them gone!

  • Treat Your Home ASAP - It’s quite likely that the fleas may have made the jump to your house too, so treating your home is another crucial part to break that flea lifecycle. Itch Flea Home Spray kills fleas, ticks and lice and puts a halt to the development of flea eggs and larvae for up to 12 months.

  • Maintain A Clean Environment - Regularly hoovering your home, washing yours and your pet’s bedding (at 60°C or higher!) and overall cleaning in areas your pets hang out will reduce the chances of infestation in the future.

Don’t fear if you’ve found fleas… Itch is here to help you get rid of them and stop them making an unwelcome return!

Get rid of fleas and stop them coming back!

Flea infestations can be a nightmare, but with the right approach, you can take control and rid your pets and home of these bothersome pests. Remember that fleas can be persistent, so patience and regular treatment will be your best friends! By addressing both your pet and their environment, you can ensure a flea-free and comfortable living space for both your furry companion and your family.



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