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MetiNews.Com How to avoid 'killer' fleas and ticks in dogs during the summer heatwave Breaking news

MetiNews.Com - Experts have said the joint-hottest May on record and an unseasonably wet, humid June has created ideal breeding grounds…

MetiNews.Com  How to avoid 'killer' fleas and ticks in dogs during the summer heatwave Breaking news
30 June 2020 - 10:56

Breaking News ! Experts have said the joint-hottest May on record and an unseasonably wet and humid June has created ideal breeding grounds for fleas, ticks and worms across our outdoor spaces. Although a recent ‘European monsoon’ in June may have been welcome news to gardeners - bringing much-needed rainfall after a drastic dry spell, - the subsequent humidity and temperature highs have created perfect conditions for some of our most dangerous parasites. According to experts at the leading pet care brand Bob Martin, fleas and ticks thrive best in warm, humid weather. Following the Government's announcement easing lockdown, the company is warning pet owners to be vigilant over the summer whilst on walks or staycations. Bob Martin’s research has also identified a spike in demand for people looking to purchase a companion animal whilst in lockdown - with online search volumes for cat and dog adoptions and purchases at all-time highs. What have the company said? Aurelie Gayraud, senior brand manager at Bob Martin, says the UK’s increase in potentially inexperienced pet owners, combined with the heat and humidity, has created a perfect storm for parasites coming into contact with us and our furry friends. Aurelie said: “With the country coming out of lockdown, we’ll all be itching to get outdoors to make the most of the Great British summertime. "But we think a more unwelcome itch could be making its way onto our pets and into our homes if we’re not careful whilst out and about. "We’ve seen some really unusual weather patterns across the UK in recent months, and when you twin this with thousands of potentially first-time owners purchasing or adopting a pet in lockdown, we could be facing one of the worst flea and tick seasons for years. "Regardless of experience, it’s really important that all pet owners keep on top of prevention and treatments, and ensure they’re aware of the risks associated with flea, tick and worm infestations. It can be a nuisance at best, or at worst, life threatening for you and your pet. "Tick bites can cause Lyme’s Disease in humans, a potentially life-threatening infection, and, as well as being itchy and painful, flea bites can also carry diseases and worms. "Only five per cent of a flea’s life cycle takes place in your pet’s fur, with the remainder in your home. As a result, it’s incredibly easy for infestations to spread rapidly in our homes. "You can take steps to avoid this, but consistency is key. Your dogs, cats and your home should be treated with a flea and tick control product to keep you and them safe from unwanted parasites.

. In the meantime, wash your pets’ bedding over 40⁰c, vacuum wherever you can (as well as your car), paying attention to warm, dark, protected areas - a flea's idea of a perfect home. Guard against flea-borne worm infestation with de-worming tablets for dogs and cats. Fleas are the number one hosts for worms. Re-spray the home, if you wish, after a few days, try steaming hard floors and tiles, and don’t forget to move and clean under your furniture. And if you’re ever worried about your pet’s health or welfare, ensure you take them to see a vet. var article_url = encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);var content_id = encodeURIComponent('everything');var site_id = '_fkrqq2u3jv74ndfnzzrxa3ebly';var url = "//survey.g.doubleclick.net/survey?site="+site_id+"&url="+article_url+"&cid="+content_id+"&random="+(new Date).getTime();document.write(''+'');try { console.log('Showing survey directly'); _402_Show(); } catch(e) { console.log('Try 402'); console.log(e); }

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MetiNews.Com How to avoid 'killer' fleas and ticks in dogs during the summer heatwave Breaking news


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