Join us for our War on Fleas!
31st May 2013
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Fleas can cause:

• Intense itching and scratching which can result in hair loss

• Flea Allergy Dermatitis – a very common and unpleasant skin condition caused by an allergy to flea saliva.

• Tapeworm infestation

• Anaemia in puppies and kittens.

They’re a common problem, with 1 in 5 cats and 1 in 10 dogs having fleas.

And fleas multiply fast. Just one female flea can lay 50 eggs a day; so it can take as little as 21 days for one flea to become 1,000. How pets pick up fleas.

Fleas rarely jump from one pet to another, as is often thought. Instead cats and dogs pick them up from infested environments. This could be your garden, the local park, a friend’s house – any place where an animal that has fleas, such as a rabbit, hedgehog, fox or another cat or dog, may be found.

Infested animals leave flea eggs behind wherever they go. New fleas hatch from these infested environments once they sense the warmth, carbon dioxide and vibration an animal such as your pet creates, and jump onto them.

Protecting your pet and your home from fleas.

The best way to protect your home and your pet from fleas is to use a dual-action product that contains both: • an ingredient which kills adult fleas – an adulticide • an ingredient which prevents flea eggs and larvae from developing into new fleas – an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR).

This is important because only 5% of a flea problem is on your pet. 95% of the flea problem exists in the pet’s environment – your home.

Each female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day, so an infestation can accumulate quickly if you don’t routinely protect your pet. A dual-action treatment will break the flea life cycle in two places such as Frontline Combo.

When it comes to flea and tick control, more vets choose Frontline than any other treatment. They trust Frontline products to kill parasites fast and to go on protecting your pet. Frontline Spot On is the only treatment for both cats and dogs that gives long-lasting protection against fleas and ticks and controls biting lice. In a convenient and easy-to-apply pipette, it kills parasites fast and goes on protecting your pet. Frontline Spot On kills ticks within 48 hours, minimising the risk of a tick-borne disease being transmitted to your pet. Frontline Spot On for Cats can be used in kittens from 8 weeks of age and weighing at least 1kg treating all types of fleas. Frontline Combo for Dogs Spot-On can be used against infestations of fleas, ticks and/or biting lice.

Frontline Combo Spot On pipettes have different sizes available suitable for all sizes of dogs: use Small Dog for dogs weighing over 2Kg and up to 10 kg; use Medium Dog for dogs weighing over 10 kg and up to 20 kg; use Large Dog for dogs weighing over 20 kg and up to 40 kg and Extra large Dog for dogs weighing over 40 kg. Frontline Spot On Dog can be used in puppies from 8 weeks of age and weighing over 2kg

Key Benefits:

- Elimination of fleas (Ctenocephalides spp.) and insecticidal efficacy against new infestations with adult fleas persists for 4 weeks.

- Elimination of ticks (Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor variabilis, Rhipicephalus sanguineus). The product has a persistent acaricidal efficacy for up to 2 weeks against ticks (based on experimental data).

- Elimination of biting lice (Felicola subrostratus). - Prevention of the multiplication of fleas by inhibiting the development of eggs,larvae and pupae originating from eggs laid by adult fleas for 6 weeks after application.

Can also be used as part of a treatment strategy for the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD).

Directions: Part the coat between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the spot-on pipette on the skin and squeeze gently to empty its contents onto the skin, preferably at two spots, one at the base of the skull and a second 2-3cm's further back. Warning: Care should be taken to avoid excessive wetting of the hair with the product since this will cause a sticky appearance of hairs at the treatment spot. However, should this occur, it will disappear within 24 hours post application.

In the absence of safety studies, the minimum treatment interval is 4 weeks. It is important to apply Frontline to an area where the animal cannot lick it off, and to make sure that animals do not lick each other after treatment. If licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may be observed, due mainly to the nature of the carrier. Ensure that treated animals do not groom each other after treatment until dry. And don't forget to worm your cat with milbemax because fleas carry a route of infection for tapeworms!

During June and July why not take advantage of this great offer on Frontline.

For more information concerning your pets why not get in touch by phoning the friendly team at Pool House on 01543 406126.

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