What To Do If Your Pet Has Fleas!

by | Mar 21 2024

You’ve discovered fleas on your beloved pet, but there’s no need for alarm! Equipped with the appropriate tools and the correct knowledge, you can effectively tackle these troublesome parasites and maintain a flea-free environment in your home. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide you with the essential steps for what to do if your pet has fleas!

For any readers, who might only suspect an infestation and are not entirely sure, we highly recommend referring to our previous article titled How To Tell If Your Pet Has Fleas! for further guidance!


Understanding the extent of the problem


The initial step towards effectively managing a flea infestation is gaining a thorough understanding of the problem’s scope. This means evaluating not just the number of fleas present on your pet, but also gauging the level of infestation throughout your home. It’s crucial to check all areas where your pet spends time, as fleas can quickly spread and make themselves at home in your living spaces.


What to do if your pet has fleas!



Isolating the affected pet


Isolating your pet as soon as you notice they’re affected by fleas serves two primary purposes. Firstly, it helps prevent the spread of fleas to other pets and various areas around your home, minimising the infestation’s expansion. Secondly, isolation simplifies the treatment process by allowing you to focus on the affected pet without distractions, ensuring that you can apply treatments more effectively and thoroughly.


Giving your pet a flea bath


Selecting a gentle, natural shampoo formulated specifically for flea eradication is vital. It’s important to avoid products intended for human use or those containing harsh chemicals, as these could irritate or harm your pet’s delicate skin. The right shampoo will not only help eliminate the fleas but also soothe your pet’s skin and reduce any discomfort caused by the infestation.

It is worth noting, however, that it is generally not advisable to bathe your cat – at least nowhere near as regularly as you would a dog!


Combing fleas out


Post-bath, it’s essential to meticulously comb through your pet’s fur using a fine-toothed flea comb. Starting from the head and moving towards the tail, gently comb through each section of your pet’s coat. This process helps remove any remaining fleas and eggs, ensuring that your pet is as flea-free as possible after the bath.


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Cleaning your home to eliminate fleas



Washing bedding and toys


Begin by thoroughly washing all bedding, blankets, towels, and any toys your pet frequently uses in hot water, followed by drying on a high heat setting. High temperatures are crucial for killing fleas and their eggs, ensuring that reinfestation doesn’t occur from contaminated belongings.


Hoovering and cleaning floors and furniture


Vacuuming all areas of your home, especially where your pet spends a lot of time, is crucial. Focus on carpets, rugs, furniture, and even hard-to-reach areas like baseboards and under furniture. Fleas can hide in the smallest crevices, so attention to detail is crucial. Immediately disposing of the vacuum contents outside prevents any caught fleas from escaping back into your home.


How to prevent your pet from getting fleas – turn to the VETIQ Flea Guard



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VETIQ Flea Guard Tablets


Flea Guard Tablets from VETIQ offer a natural, safe, and effective way to keep fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes away from your pets. Formulated with natural ingredients like B vitamins and garlic, these tablets not only repel pests but also promote a shiny coat and help reduce unpleasant pet odours.


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Healthy Treats Flea Guard


Our Healthy Treats Flea Guard offers a delightful way to incorporate flea prevention into your pet’s routine. These scrumptious treats are packed with B vitamins, Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, and essential vitamins to support skin health, all while being free from artificial substances or toxic chemicals.


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VETIQ Flea Guard Granules


For a convenient alternative, our Flea Guard Granules can be easily mixed into your pet’s food. Composed of 100% natural ingredients, these granules are designed to deter pests without the use of artificial additives. They also contribute to healthier skin and coat, while eliminating bad smells.




Ultimately, fleas are not just an annoyance – they can cause harm to your pets and family if left unchecked. That’s why using preventative measures like VETIQ Flea Guard products is essential in keeping them at bay. The VETIQ Flea Guard range:


  • Is the only preventative flea product on the market
  • Is made from 100% natural ingredients
  • Is completely safe for both cats and dogs
  • Acts as a natural deterrent against fleas, ticks and mosquitoes


VETIQ Flea Guard requires six weeks to be fully effective, so don’t wait until you have another infestation on your hands – turn to VETIQ today for natural solutions that work!


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