In addition, all other animals (mammals) in your household should also receive 4-weekly flea control, which ideally should be the same product used at the same time, although e.g. allergic animals may be prescribed a very particular product and other healthy animals may be able to receive a more mainstream product.
As outlined above, it is not sufficient to control fleas by just treating the animals, your house as well as your car and other environments your pet stays regularly at (dog crèche, dog walker’s car, family members’ cars or houses) will have to be treated against fleas, too. In order to do so, areas of carpets, fabric couches and similar need to be hoovered thoroughly before a household anti-insecticide is applied (e.g. Indorex spray). Any blankets, beddings (also your own if your pet sleeps in your bed), cushion covers will need to be washed (ideally at 60 degree C), and once dried the spray needs to be applied. For the household treatment, it is very important to concentrate on areas where your pet usually roams / sleeps / plays. If there are rooms in your house your pet is never in, you do not need to hoover and spray those. The spray will kill adult fleas for 4 weeks, but have a residual activity on developing fleas (apart from the pupae stage) for a whole year.
Please be very careful if you have fish or birds, as the spray is toxic to them. You should leave them in one room, which will not be sprayed, wait for 24 hours, then move the fish or birds (if possible), and spray that room they were on the following day. Please contact us with any specific questions with regards to fish or birds.