All animals are susceptible to fleas. This also further stems to ticks and worms sadly, meaning that you must keep on top of parasite treatments for your pets throughout their lives.
Fleas and ticks live in the environment and can be caught from anywhere that your animal goes, including local parks and gardens. This then follows into your home once your pet has them. If left untreated, this can lead to an infestation and impacts both your pet and humans in the home.
Find the best flea treatment near me from your local vets in Sheffield, Peak Vets. Our team are trained in providing the best parasite prevention treatments for your cat, dog or rabbit.
Prevention is easier than cure!
The Need for Flea Treatment
Flea treatment is designed to help prevent fleas and ticks from taking hold of your pet, ensuring that they have no way into your home too.
If left untreated, your pets may begin to scratch more, become more irritated and you may find them to be uncomfortable. This is because fleas can bite every 5 minutes, creating irritation for your pet, and draining their blood.
Fleas can lie in wait for up to 6 months in cocoons meaning that once your pet has brought a flea into your home, it can live in dark places for long periods of time before an infestation begins. Once there is an infestation in your home, fleas can not only bite your pets but start to bite you and your family as well. This can then be costly to cure as well as remove the infestation.
Covering The Cost of Flea Treatment Near Me
Flea treatments can include tablets, medication and spot-on treatments. With so many options available on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your pet. This is when our team at Peak Vets can help advise you. Our treatment plans can help kill fleas effectively and disrupt their life cycle, helping your pet feel happy once more and removing the likelihood of an infestation at home.
Flea and worm treatments are available at Peak Vets as part of the Pet Health for Life Plans for both cats and dogs. This helps spread the cost of your flea and worm treatment throughout the year whilst ensuring that your pet stays happy and healthy, without fleas, ticks or worms bothering them throughout the year.
Find out more about our Pet Health for Life Plans online today with Peak Vets and get your pet signed up today.
Prevention Measures for Keeping Your Pet Flea-Free
At Peak Vets, we stand by the phrase: prevention is better than cure.
Trying to get rid of a flea infestation both on your pet and in your home can be costly and time consuming. This is why prevention is always the better approach. Some preventative measures include:
- Regularly brush and comb your pet to remove any fleas that may be in their fur
- Bath your pet often with mild pet shampoo
- Keep your home environment clean and well kept, including washing any pet blankets or bedding
- Treat areas of your home where your pet spends a lot of their time with flea-repellents
- Maintain your gardens with regular grass and bush cutting
- Try to avoid stray animals when you and your pet are outside
- Use Veterinary Approved Year-Round flea treatments to help ensure your pet is treated against these parasites.
Consistency is crucial for flea and worming treatments, making sure that your pet is cover year-round.
Book Your Flea Treatment Near Me Today
Whether you are looking to seek advice on fleas in the home or need flea treatment near me for your pet, Peak Vets in Sheffield can help you.
Our team are experts in administering flea and worming treatments for your dogs, cats and rabbits. Book your flea and worm appointment with us today. Alternatively, give our practice a call to register your pet and get the advice that you need before booking with us.
We look forward to seeing you and your pet in practice soon!