Auckland’s warm humid climate makes it an ideal spot for fleas!
Because they tend to be a problem year round its important that you keep up with monthly flea treatments to prevent them from taking over your home.
There are an array of topical products on the market including Frontline, Advantage/Advocate and Revolution and some of these also treat roundworms.
There is also a new tablet called Comfortis which is licenced for use in dogs and cats. We are seeing really good results with Confortis, it is easy to administer and especially useful for dogs who swim or are bathed alot.
Each of the above has its particular advantages so please ask one of our qualified veterinary nurses for advice on what flea treatment would be suitable for your pet. It is important that you treat all of the animals in your house and often it is necessary to treat your house as well with a fogger such as Indorex. Fleas are the major cause of skin disease in cats and dogs and is vital to keep your pet flea free. It is always easier to prevent them rather than trying to erradicate them once you have them in your house!