Flea, Tick & Worm Treatment For Dogs

Flea Treatment!

What Are Fleas?

Fleas are tiny, jumping pests (they can jump 150 times their height which is the equivalent to us leaping over skyscrapers!) that live off the blood of animals, they can be found on dogs, cats, rodents, rabbits, foxes and hedgehogs. 

 

How Do Dogs Catch Fleas?

Dogs can catch fleas through contact with other animals, from your home if you’ve brought them in on your clothes or shoes or if your dog comes into contact with fleas in the garden or out on walks. They are, unfortunately, unavoidable. 

 

Free From Fleas!

Are Fleas Dangerous To Dogs?

Keeping your dog, you and your home safe from fleas is a vital part of caring for your dog as flea bites can lead to skin irritation, dermatitis or anaemia. Some fleas also carry tapeworm eggs and if a carrier flea is ingested by your dog, the larvae can settle in your dog’s small intestine where it can hatch and develop into an adult. 

 

How Do I Know If My Dog Has Fleas?

If your dog has a flea infestation they’ll most likely be itching and scratching more than usual, this is caused by an allergic reaction to the fleas’ saliva when it bites your dog’s skin. Also look out for any red bumps around their bellies, groin, under their legs, or the base of their tail. 

You can also try and spot the fleas in your dog’s coat but this can sometimes be difficult especially on long-haired dogs. Our hack is to have your dog stand on a white towel or sheet, give them a good brush and check the sheet for any flea droppings - they look like tiny grains of sand and turn red if you pop some water on them.

Your dog's behaviour may also change, they might seem down, quiet or a little 'off'. 

 

How Do I Protect My Dog For Fleas, Ticks And Worms?

Adult fleas will continue to reproduce on your dog and in your home until you intervene - try some of our best-selling flea, tick and worm treatments for dogs. 

1. FrontLine Flea Treatment

Front Line

The FRONTLINE® Spot On flea treatment for dogs is the original flea and tick spot-on formula for dogs, first used by vets, now available without a prescription. Once applied the treatment will protect your dog from fleas and ticks for one month, and treat lice. Simply part your dog's fur at the base of their neck and apply to the skin - simple!

 

2. Fleascreen Combo Flea Treatment

Fleascreen Combo!

FleaScreen Combo is an ideal way to protect your dog against fleas, ticks and lice. It kills fleas quickly and prevents flea eggs from hatching, therefore breaking the flea life cycle in several places for effective flea extermination!

FleaScreen Combo is also a super simple ‘spot-on’ application that then distributes through the natural oils in your dog’s skin and kills fleas for up to 8 weeks. We also stock WormScreen tablets which treat infections from tapeworms. 

 

3. Animology Flea & Tick Dog Shampoo

 Animology Flea & Tick!

Animology Flea & Tick is a vitamin-enriched dog shampoo that helps wash fleas and ticks out of your dog’s coat and helps to soothe any irritated, bitten skin! With a built-in conditioner and pro-vitamin B5, Flea & Tick dog shampoo also helps to keep your dog’s coat beautifully clean and healthy.

 

Make sure all dogs in the household are treated and wash your dog’s bed and any coats thoroughly after application or use a Flea House Spray. Regularly vacuum carpets and furniture, particularly dark areas where flea larvae love to migrate and think about investing in a household flea spray too.