Fleas and worms are an unfortunate part of all cats' and dogs' lives, and they can be more than just a discomfort. They can lead to serious health problems unless quickly and regularly addressed. The key is to seek expert advice and, equally as important, always read the labels on any flea or worming treatment you buy to ensure correct dosages and re-treatment times are applied.
With flea treatments you must kill the existing fleas, as well as break the flea breeding cycle, and that means using a combination of products such as a flea shampoo, a flea and tick product, plus treatment of areas where fleas breed, such as carpets and bedding.
Some flea treatments for dogs can be toxic to cats, so look for any on-pack warnings to ensure your pets are safe at all times.
Worms can be divided into two main groups: Intestinal worms (hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms and roundworms), and Heartworms, so ensure you use the correct product for the worms you need to treat. TOTAL CARE has a wide range of flea and worming products and formats to choose from.
Dr Harry, proudly endorses TOTAL CARE flea and worming products for Purina. To see Dr Harry's top tips for keeping your dog flea free this summer, click here
Kill the live fleas
Kill the flea eggs and larvae
Treat your pet for worms