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  • All Creatures Veterinary Health Centre
    14 Anderson Avenue
    Edenmore Road
    Bovally
    Limavady
    BT49 0TF
  •   028 7776 9777
  •   info@allcreaturesvets.co.uk

Friday 5th May 2017

Our novel flea and tick collar provides 8 months protection!

Seresto now available at All Creatures Vets in Limavady

Long lasting protection

Up to 8 month protection
 
Flea and tick season is here again....
 

About ticks and fleas


Tick and flea infestations are more than just a nuisance; they also pose a very real threat to both pets and humans as they can transmit serious diseases. These diseases have become more frequently diagnosed and more geographically widespread, increasing both the danger posed to pets and the risk posed to humans.

Fleas are the most common ectoparasite in cats and dogs and are capable of spreading and/or causing a number of diseases that affect cats, dogs and humans, including tapeworm, flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), bartonellosis and endemic typhus.
Diseases spread by ticks include anaplasmosis, Lyme borreliosis, babesiosis and ehrlichiosis, many of which can cause serious diseases in humans.
In dogs, many of these diseases can be lethal and cannot yet be treated, meaning that prevention is key to their management. The most effective disease prevention technique is to stop parasites from biting, removing any possibility of disease transmission.
 

How pets catch fleas

  • Pets can easily pick up fleas outside or from other pets
  • Once you have fleas in your house, they are difficult to get rid of
  • After biting your pet, fleas can lay eggs – and this is when the real trouble starts
  • Fleas can simply jump onto your pet from these sources and hide in your pet’s fur
  • If you find any fleas on your pet, an infestation has probably already been established in your pet’s surroundings (e.g. your house)
  • That’s why prevention with a product that kills both adult and immature stages is important
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Dealing with a flea infestation

Controlling a flea infestation

Dealing with a flea infestation

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.

 

Our new collar is not your average flea and tick collar.

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.

Up to 8 months of protection

 

This information has been brought to you with the assistance of Bayer, manufacturer's of Seresto.