CATSCat HealthcareTurning up the heat on fleas and ticks

Turning up the heat on fleas and ticks

Spring/Summer are finally here, and that’s great because we all love the chance to enjoy more time in the great outdoors (or just more catnaps in the garden).

And when we say ‘all’, we mean ‘all’. Because, as well as us and our pets, fleas and ticks also love the warmer weather – with the milder temperatures making them more active too.

This means that unless we protect our furry friends from parasites, they could be bringing some blood-hungry hitchhikers back home with them. It’s not just our pets either. Because if we’re enjoying a bit of sunshine and heading off on relaxing rambles, it could be us bringing fleas and ticks into the home on our clothes and shoes. No one wants to be rudely interrupted by an infestation of unwanted visitors.

Obviously, this is bad news, because fleas and ticks can cause health problems for your pet – and your family – which range from being an itchy and irritating nuisance right through to transmitting serious diseases, such as Lyme disease via ticks.

As blood-sucking parasites, ticks require a host to feed on in order to live. They use their very strong, sharp mouths to bite into animal (or human) skin where they’ll stay latched on, drinking blood until they’re fully engorged.

Ticks vary in size. They are hard to spot in the wild when unfed because they are the size of a sesame seed. But when they start feeding on an animal, they get larger as they fill with blood, making them easier to spot.

A tick’s favourite habitat includes woodland, grassland and even your garden, so it’s important to use a product that repels and kill ticks.

Fleas can act as the carrier of a common tapeworm species. This parasite can cause gastrointestinal problems if a dog or cat accidentally ingests a flea during grooming. Some pets can also experience allergic reactions to flea bites known as flea allergy dermatitis.
It is important to make sure that your pet is protected against these parasites all year round. Fleas and ticks can continue to infest our pets during the colder months.

Thankfully, a Seresto Flea and Tick Control collar can come to the rescue – by offering effective flea and tick protection for your cat or dog.

To get right to the root of the problem – and fast – a Seresto Flea and Tick Control collar is clinically proven to kill fleas and repel and kill ticks for 7-8 months. That’s the longest lasting protection available from a single application treatment and means your pet will be protected all Summer-long…and beyond.

Every Seresto Flea and Tick Control collar also has a specially designed safety release mechanism giving you peace of mind when they’re off exploring.

So, that’s a Summer without the worry of fleas and ticks. Now, let’s get out there…

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