Why Does My Pet Keep Getting Fleas?

Table of Contents


Fleas Overview - What, When, How

What Attracts Fleas to Pets?

Where Your Pet Walks

The House (Environments That Attract Fleas)

Behaviour of Your Pet

How to Treat Fleas Permanently (Itch Flea)

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.

Fleas Overview - What, When, How

Fleas are tiny, wingless insects that feed on the blood of mammals, including your beloved pets. They're most active in warm and humid conditions, which is why fleas tend to be more prevalent during the spring and summer months (click here to learn more about peak flea season!) These pesky critters jump onto your pet when they're outdoors or come into contact with other infested animals. If you want a comprehensive guide on how to keep fleas away, click here!

What Attracts Fleas to Pets?

Fleas are drawn to pets for a variety of reasons:

  • Warm-Blooded Hosts - Fleas are attracted to the warmth of your pet's body, making them an ideal target to hop on to.

  • Carbon Dioxide - Pets exhale carbon dioxide, which attracts fleas from a distance.

  • Movement - Fleas are stimulated by the movement of animals, making your pet a prime target.

  • Fur - Your pet's gorgeous fur provides an ideal hiding place for fleas.

Where Your Pet Walks

Your pet's wonderful outdoor adventures can contribute to flea infestations. Fleas thrive in areas where other animals, like squirrels and hedgehogs, hang out. When your pet roams through these areas, they can easily pick up fleas.

The House (Environments That Attract Fleas)

Fleas don't just live on your pet; they can infest your home as well. They lay eggs in your pet's fur, which then fall off and hatch into larvae and pupae in your living spaces. Fleas are attracted to:

  • Carpets and Rugs - Flea eggs and larvae often find a home in the fibres of your carpets and rugs.

  • Furniture - Upholstered furniture can harbour fleas and their offspring.

  • Pet Bedding - Fleas love to hide in your pet's bedding, creating a continuous cycle of infestation - making it super important to regularly wash yours and your pet’s bedding (60°Cs everyone!).

Behaviour of Your Pet

Your pet's behaviour can also contribute to flea infestations:

  • Social Interaction - If your pet is a social butterfly and is a regular at places like the park with their pals, they can easily pick up fleas this way.

  • Scratching - Pets that scratch excessively can inadvertently spread fleas throughout your home.

  • Incomplete Treatment - Inconsistent, poorly applied or incomplete flea treatments can leave your pet vulnerable to infestations.

How to Treat Fleas Permanently (Itch Flea)

Itch Spot On Flea treatment is a vet approved, scientifically proven flea preventative treatment. It kills adult fleas within 24 hours and is comprehensive preventative treatment to keep those blighters at bay! Here's why Itch Flea is a game-changer:

  • Advanced Formula - Itch Flea Treatment features a formula that not only kills adult fleas but also targets eggs and larvae, breaking that pesky flea lifecycle!

  • Long-Lasting Protection - Itch Flea Treatment provides month-long protection, ensuring that new fleas that come into contact with your pet are eliminated. You just need to remember to apply every month, without fail.

  • Easy Application - It’s super easy to apply, making it a stress-free experience for both you and your pet.

  • Vet Approved - Itch Flea Treatment for dogs and Itch Flea Treatment for cats is licensed by the VMD, approved by vets, and scientifically proven to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

    By using Itch Flea consistently, you can break the cycle of infestation and keep your pet flea-free for good.

Understanding why fleas keep coming back is the first step in effectively dealing with this persistent problem. Fleas are attracted to your pet's warmth and movement, but they also infest your home and the environments your pet frequents. Itch Flea Treatment for Cats and Itch Flea Treatment for dogs is a vet approved solution that offers long-lasting protection and effectively eliminates fleas at every stage of their lifecycle. By taking proactive steps like using Itch Flea Treatment, you can provide your pet with the permanent flea relief they deserve and ensure a happy, itch-free life for both you and your furry companions.

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.



Flea Treatment Issues

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.”

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.

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.