Friday 5th May 2017
The first thing you need to do is eliminate any fleas on your pet to stop any discomfort the pet is experiencing. With Seresto®, efficacy against fleas begins as soon as the collar is applied.
Next, clean your pet’s immediate environment, such as bedding. Vacuuming and washing the areas most frequented by your pet are an absolute must. Even though Seresto® kills larval flea stages in the pet’s immediate surroundings, vacuuming and washing the pet’s bedding along with any rugs or blankets that your pet may sleep on will help to rid of the infestation faster.
If there is a flea infestation in your home, you will also need to consider that flea eggs can be deposited anywhere that your pet has access to. This includes soft furnishings and carpets, but also floor cracks in hard wood floors. Vacuum-cleaning carpets thoroughly helps to remove eggs and will limit the reinfestation of the pet, once new fleas hatch. In severe cases it might be worth considering an exterminator to aid in the environmental clean-up.
After vacuuming, it is important to remove and dispose of the vacuum bag or contents immediately, as flea eggs and larvae will continue to develop inside the bag and may re-infest your home.
Please keep in mind that until the infestation in your home is taken care of, fleas will continue to emerge and jump onto the Seresto® treated pet. They may be visible on the pet for a short period before being killed by Seresto®.
Lastly, elimination of fleas outdoors may also be necessary to prevent your pet from repeatedly bringing them back inside again. They are often brought into your garden by feral or wild animals, so restricting their access to your garden and any potential crawlspaces is crucial.
Fleas tend to develop outdoors in shady areas where the soil is moist. So when treating your garden, concentrate on areas around bushes, mulch or other moist shaded areas.
It has been developed using a novel blend of materials, which means it can release active ingredients in controlled, very low doses – giving your dog up to 8 months of protection against fleas and ticks.
Today, most flea and tick treatments require monthly applications and often protection is offered only during high flea and tick season. It’s not surprising that many people find it difficult to remember when re-treatment is required, especially when (in addition) they lead busy personal and professional lives. Hence doses are often stretched unintentionally or not administered at all. This leads to your pet not being protected from the discomfort of fleas and ticks – and more importantly, the diseases these parasites can transmit.
Our new flea and tick collar at All Creatures now offers an easy solution to this problem by offering up to 8 months of protection with a single application. This collar makes prevention convenient and (monthly applications become history) promotes the continuous protection of your pet. It’s a simple way to ensure you’re doing the right thing for your pet, while helping you keep fleas and ticks successfully under control.
This information has been brought to you with the assistance of Bayer, manufacturer's of Seresto.