When it comes to dealing with the small, silent, and sometimes deadly health hazards related to tick and flea bites, prevention is always better than treatment. Ticks are hard to deal with and can be difficult to spot because they're tiny and hide well in fur.
Ticks must be found and removed as soon as possible. Why? Ticks can spread disease to your pet, and all it takes is one undiscovered tick bite to infect your pet. Fleas are like ticks and they can be found everywhere. Fleas live outdoors but they also live indoors, even in perfectly clean homes.
Fleas can cause everything from irritation to severe skin allergies, tapeworm transmission, and, in rare situations, anemia in your pet. Adult fleas start laying eggs as soon as they jump on your cat or dog and absorb the blood. The eggs are laid on your pet's skin, but they fall and end up all over the place. The eggs hatch in 14 to 28 days. The hatching time is enhanced by high humidity and warm temperatures.
Flea larvae hatch from the eggs and feed on organic waste in the environment. They like warm, dark environments, so they delve into carpet fibers, furniture, grass, and leaves. Then they develop into pupae.
The pupae can remain dormant for up to nine months before hatching into an adult flea under the right conditions. The flea begins laying eggs two days after a blood meal, and the cycle begins all over again.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY PET?
To prevent parasites, we've developed four different Skin and Coat versions (3x dog, 1x cat). When applied in a line, Dimethicone spreads quickly and evenly across the coat. One pipette could last up to 8-10 days.
Parasites that come into contact with Dimethicone become immobilized and fall off the coat or can be simply brushed off. This product is recommended for cats and dogs from the age of 12 weeks. Do not use if you are pregnant or lactating.
Find out more about Skin & Coat Anti-Repellant Properties.