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  • Can I catch any of these parasites myself?
  • Yes! Mange and ringworm are said to be “zoonotic”, meaning that they are transferable to humans. So, be very careful when treating infected animals. An adult should treat affected animals and should...
  • Our cats have fleas. Can our rabbits catch them?
  • Yes! Make sure you have treated your rabbits with Beaphar Anti-Parasite Spot On for Rabbits & Guinea Pigs, as well as treating your cats with...
  • How can you tell the difference between mange and ringworm in guinea pigs?
  • This can be very difficult. In mange, the hairs usually break off at the base, whereas in ringworm, they often break off part way down the shaft. Mange is most common in autumn (often brought on by the stress caused when moving animals...
  • Which is your best product for preventing Fly Strike?
  • Either can be used, but as Beaphar Fly Guard is applied directly to the areas most likely to be “struck”, we would recommend its use over Beaphar Anti-Parasite Spot On. Also, it gives a longer period of...
  • Can I treat my chinchilla with Beaphar Anti-Parasite Spot On?
  • We would not recommend this. Firstly, a chinchilla has very fine, very dense fur. This is likely to become matted if a spot on treatment is applied. Also, this very dense coat is usually a very good deterrent to skin parasites, so you...
  • Is Beaphar Anti- Parasite Spot On safe to use now my guinea pig is pregnant?
  • No, you should not treat pregnant guinea pigs or rabbits with Beaphar Anti-Parasite Spot On. We recommend that pregnant animals...
  • Are Cage Fresh Granules safe for hamsters?
  • Yes; the product contains friendly bacteria that it would be safe for a pet to ingest, and a mild perfume...
  • Is Beaphar Deep Clean Disinfectant effective against Salmonella?
  • Yes! Beaphar Deep Clean Disinfectant is effective against Salmonella as well as MRSA, E.coli, Adenovirus and ringworm!

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