fleas

Does my cat have fleas and how do I get rid of them?
Cats
Does my cat have fleas and how do I get rid of them?
The flea population increases during the warm summer months; however, fleas have now become a year-round problem, particularly when the central heating is turned on. Fleas love a warm and humid home as this creates a per…
April 12, 2021 • 41 shares
Top Five Causes of Itching in Cats
Cats
Top Five Causes of Itching in Cats
Cats are known to be fastidious creatures, and regular grooming alongside the odd scratch is perfectly usual for our feline companions. However, excessive scratching and itchy skin is not, and can be very uncomfortable f…
June 4, 2020 • 50 shares
How to Prevent a Flea Infestation During Lockdown
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How to Prevent a Flea Infestation During Lockdown
Picture it: you’re locked down and at home a whole lot more; the dog is thrilled (the cat probably less so!). You’re getting to spend some quality time with the family, not to mention making the most of the exercise allo…
May 4, 2020 • 28 shares
Why is my cat's fur falling out?
Cats
Why is my cat's fur falling out?
Hair loss in cats is almost always due to excessive grooming from itchiness (pruritus). They often do this in secret so may not be seen. In the UK, fleas are the most common cause of this over-grooming. The general veter…
September 23, 2019 • 27 shares
Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
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Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
Dogs do occasionally scratch, but if it’s frequent, incessant or distressing then something is amiss. Some dogs will lick or nibble rather than scratch. Many do this in private so watch out for red, sore skin, bald patch…
August 19, 2019 • 479 shares • 6 comments
Why is my rabbit scratching?
Rabbits
Why is my rabbit scratching?
Rabbits are quite fastidious creatures. They love to groom and will have the odd scratch. It is important to know what is normal for your rabbit, so you are able to spot potential problems quickly. Scratching more than n…
June 14, 2019 • 96 shares • 2 comments
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