Preventing fly bites

Preventing fly bites

Flies are back in force this summer and they can be a real nuisance for your pet.

Did you know that some fly species will actually bite around your pet’s ears and nose causing painful and infected sores?

Look out for dried, bloody scabs at the edges of your pet’s ears and around the nose.

The best thing you can do is ask us about the very effective topical treatments we have available to help repel these annoying insects and follow these tips to help your pet out at home:

• Remove any dried blood from fly bites ASAP as the blood will attract more flies
• Don’t leave pet food in bowls to spoil outside – flies love this!
• Clean up your backyard (dog faeces, rubbish) to reduce smells that may be attractive to flies
• Try and give your pet a place to escape from the flies such as a kennel or a cool room

Ask us for more information on protecting your pet from pesky pests this summer.

And don’t forget, we are the best people to give you advice on the best parasite prevention products for your pet.

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