Fleas are a common parasite of dogs and cats and can cause skin irritation. This can lead to over grooming and scratching which can lead to significant hair loss and damage to the skin.
Heavy flea burdens can cause significant blood loss leading to anaemia. Fleas can also transmit tapeworm to dogs and cats.
There are a number of flea preventatives available. These products range from ‘spot-on’ treatments, tablets and sprays.
Please ask your veterinarian about which product would be best for your pet.