The Flea Fighting Force is here!

Fleas and worms are a pain for both you and your pet, but don’t worry - the Pets at Home Flea Fighting Force is here to help!


We're here to help

We have over 1,300 flea and worm advisors in over 344 stores, and each one is fully trained and qualified to provide advice and dispense veterinary-strength treatments. On top of this, we’ve put together a set of useful guides to help prevent your pet getting fleas and worms. Have a look at the information below, or just come in store for a chat with a Flea Fighter. Don’t worry, we won’t bite!


What are Fleas?

The fleas you find on your pets are small blood-sucking insects which live in fur and also in pets’ resting areas, like beds and blankets. They can’t fly, but they have an incredible jumping ability, which makes it possible for them to jump large distances between animals. They feed on blood, and can cause itchiness and restlessness in pets.

What are Worms?

Worms are rather unpleasant parasites which live inside your pet. They can be transferred between pets and via fleas, and cause a number of problems, including upset stomachs, agitation and digestive problems. They’re an easily-preventable ailment providing you have a regular worming strategy!


Flea Fighting Tips

Not their usual self?

Excessive grooming, hair loss or jumpiness in your cat can mean that fleas are at play.

Spray away.

A household can attract fleas so a good preventative technique is to use a spray or fogger and ensure your cat remains flea-free.

Get help.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Our expert advice and range of cat-specific products will ensure you prevent a flea infestation.

Prevention

Without doubt, the best way to avoid fleas and worms is to treat your pet regularly rather than waiting until you see a flea on them.

Wash bedding.

Fleas often return due to their eggs lying dormant in your pet’s bedding. Hot-washing prevents the fleas returning.

Vacuum regularly.

You can prevent fleas in your home by vacuuming and using an insecticide spray.

Be vigilant.

Fleas are difficult to get rid of so look for the warning signs of constant scratching, specks on their fur and sore patches.

Conduct regular tests.

Run a special fine-tooth comb through your dog’s fur to check for fleas or flea dirt and check their skin and bedding.

Check yourself.

If you’re getting bites around the ankle or leg, there’s a good chance your dog has fleas.


Dogs are naturally curious, and can be prone to picking up bugs while sniffing around outside, or playing with other pets.

These guides will help you keep a closer eye on your dog while you’re out and about, and ensure that your home is pest-free. Most dogs are quite expressive and will let you know when something is wrong, but these guides will help you learn to prevent parasites and recognise the symptoms just in case!

Cats are comfort animals, particularly fond of seeking out sleeping and hiding spots - either in their own bed or yours!

These guides will help you keep a closer eye on your dog while you’re out and about, and ensure that your home is pest-free. Most dogs are quite expressive and will let you know when something is wrong, but these guides will help you learn to prevent parasites and recognise the symptoms just in case!