Keeping your dogs and cats up to date with their flea treatment is one of the most important things that you can do for your pet. If your pet develops or has a bad infestation of fleas it's hard work to get them under control and your pet can become very ill. Take a look for yourself on the internet at animals who have suffered from flea infestation...it's not pleasant!!
I had some literature in the post from the vet about a pill that can be given to dogs to treat fleas instead of the spot-on application. When I asked the vet about it though, she said that the pill would not treat ticks; my boys are always out in the countryside where they can pick up the dreaded tick, so no good for them!
As we have had a damp and warm summer, fleas have been in their element and there is a big problem with them proliferating this year according to my vet. Keep your eye on your pets for signs of fleas, but best of all keep their treatment up to date.
Funny how you start feeling itchy when you talk about fleas!!