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Fleas are all-too-common visitors to both cats and dogs. Contrary to many myths, they are equally at home in a clean house as a dirty one so you needn't be embarrassed to ask for help with controlling them.
Beaphar FIPROtec® Spot-On is a veterinary strength medicine to kill fleas on cats and dogs within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours. This makes the product ideal for pet owners to use alongside a household flea treatment when fighting an active flea infestation. Containing the well-known active ingredient 'fipronil', Beaphar FIPROtec® Spot-On is effective and reassuringly affordable.
95% of a flea infestation is in your home, so just treating your pet won’t solve the problem. Use Beaphar FLEAtec Household Flea Spray alongside Beaphar FIPROtec® Spot-On for best results.
You will need to know the weight and age of your pet in order to select the correct pack.
Beaphar FIPROtec® Spot-On contains fipronil. This is an adulticide, meaning it kills the adult parasite. Fipronil works by killing parasites through contact, not via the bloodstream. This means a flea or tick does not have to bite your pet in order to killed.
Fipronil works by affecting the nervous system of parasites, which causes hyperactivity before killing them. This is one of the reasons you may appear to see ‘more fleas’ on your pet after treating them with a fipronil product. The fleas become more active prior to death, and often move to the top of coat, becoming more visible. Fipronil has a tendancy to concentrate in the sebaceous glands (the oil-producing glands at the base of each hair follicle), from where it constantly replenishes the skin’s surface. The sebaceous glands act as a store, allowing the treatment to stay effective for longer.
Yes, Beaphar FIPROtec® Spot-On kills fleas on your pet within 24 hours.
Beaphar FIPROtec® Spot-On is applied to the back of the neck, where your cat or dog cannot reach it during grooming.
There are two probable reasons you may be seeing fleas on your pet. If you're using a fipronil-based flea treatment, you
may experience this due to the way fipronil works. Fipronil kills flea by affecting their nervous system and inducing
hyperactivity. During this hyperactive stage, fleas become more active meaning you appear to see ‘more fleas’ on your
pet. In fact, these are the existing fleas on your pet becoming more visible before they die.
The second reason is if you are only treating your pet. 95% of a flea infestation is in your home, and is made up of flea eggs, flea larvae and flea pupae. Only 5%, the adult fleas, live on your pet. If you have a flea infestation but are only treating your pet, they will continue to be reinfested from fleas developing in the environment. Treat your home with Beaphar FLEAtec Household Flea Spray alongside treating your pet with Beaphar FIPROtec® Spot-On. You can learn more about fighting a flea infestation in our blog.
Fleas can cause our pets a number of health problems if we don’t regularly protect them. Choosing a licenced medicine that is proven to kill fleas will provide your pet with effective flea protection, and help them avoid the nasty problems listed below.
Flea bites can trigger an allergic reaction. Some pets are allergic to flea saliva, and when bitten by a flea this causes the skin to become red and inflamed. This is incredibly painful and itchy, and if aggravated through scratching or chewing may become infected.
Fleas can drink up to 15 times their own weight in blood per day, so a heavy flea infestation can lead to iron deficiency and anaemia. This is more common in kittens and puppies, but can affect older pets too if they are suffering from a heavy flea infestation. Symptoms you can look out for include pale gums, your pet appearing tired, weak, or listless, your pet’s pulse being faster than normal, a lack of appetite, weight loss and eating dirt.
Fleas make us feel itchy just thinking about them, so imagine how much worse it would be if you actually had them! Our
pets scratch to relive the itchy feeling caused by flea bites. But, scratching not only makes the itching worse,
it can also result in fur loss and broken or damaged skin.
Fleas act as an intermediate host for tapeworm so if your pet is suffering from a flea infestation, it’s likely that a tapeworm infestation will follow. When your pet grooms off and ingests the infected flea, they ingest the tapeworm too. It's important to worm your pets at least once every three months to protect against worm infestations. If your pet has recently had fleas,youu should worm them once the flea infestation has been resolved.
Fleas can carry and spread diseases that affect both humans and animals.
The entire flea life cycle, from egg to adult flea, can be completed in just 12 – 22 days when temperature and humidity conditions are ideal, but more commonly takes 3 – 4 weeks.
95% of a flea’s life cycle takes place in the home. If you want to stay flea-flea, you need make sure you’re treating your home as well as your pet.