What does flea allergy dermatitis look like

Further information: Flea treatments

The purpose of treatment is to relieve the allergy-induced itch and to remove the fleas from the pet and its home environment.[2] In some cases, secondary bacterial or yeast infections will also need treatment before the itching subsides. The istration of oral or topical flea prevention is also required to kill fleas currently on the animal.[4]

Environmental flea control includes using flea foggers or bombs, vacuuming, and treating pet bedding by washing on a boiling cycle (over 60 degrees Celsius) in the washing machine.

Many pets with FAD may also own other allergies, such as allergies to food, contact allergies, and atopic dermatitis.


Cause

The flea found most commonly on both dogs and cats with a flea infestation is the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis.[2] Pets that develop FAD own an allergic response to flea saliva injected during flea feeding. The itch associated with just one flea bite persists endless after that flea is gone and leads to significant self-trauma.[1]


References

Dog with flea allergy dermatitis and secondary folliculitis

  • ^ abSousa, CA (). «Chapter Fleas, flea allergy, and flea control».

    In Ettinger, SJ; Feldman, EC (eds.). Textbook of veterinary internal medicine (7th ed.). St Louis, MO: Saunders. pp.99– ISBN.

  • ^Dryden, MW; Rust, MK (March ). «The cat flea: biology, ecology and control». Veterinary parasitology. 52 (1–2): 1– doi/(94) PMID
  • ^ abApril 22; «Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Cats and Dogs». Vetstreet. Retrieved
  • ^«Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Dogs». vca_corporate. Retrieved

Clinical features of canine AD

In dogs, clinical signs of an environmental allergy mainly develop between 6 months and 3 years of age [41].

Erythema is a primary lesion of canine AD; pruritus and inflammation can result in self-induced alopecia, excoriation and secondary infections with papules, pustules and crusts [41, 42]. Axillae, ventral abdomen, distal extremities, inner pinnae and periocular, perioral and perianal regions are commonly affected [42]. Otitis externa is present in half of the dogs with AD. Predilection sites differ from breed to breed [43]. Even though dogs can own multiple target organs for hypersensitivities (including gut and respiratory) [44], the contact with environmental allergens predominantly induces skin lesions in this species [45]. There is no evidence for the progression of initially exclusive cutaneous lesions to respiratory signs and systemic hypersensitivities comparable to the “atopic march” in humans [44].

In contrast to the cat, clinical examination in the dog frequently provides clues on the pathogenesis of the pruritus as to the presence of flea bite hypersensitivity versus environmentally-induced atopy or AFR. The previous is characterized by pruritus focused on the dorsal lumbosacral area, ventral abdomen, tailbase and thighs.

Diagnosis

A differential diagnosis of AD is based on age of onset, breed and clinical signs. Other differential diagnoses such as ectoparasites and flea bite hypersensitivity must be ruled out by a consequent ectoparasite control.

There is no single test differentiating the atopic from the non-atopic dog or cat [49].

It is not possible to distinguish clinical signs of AD caused by perennial environmental allergens from AFR [16, 50, 51]. Hence an elimination diet followed by a provocation with the original food should be performed in any dog or cat with non-seasonal AD [52], particularly those with a endless history of pruritus and/or gastrointestinal signs [51, 53]. A diet length of 6–8 weeks is recommended, as 90% of the dogs with AFR show some improvement during this time period [54].

Every food can potentially result in an AFR [55]. The most common reported causative allergens for canine AFR are beef, dairy products, chicken, wheat, and lamb [56]. However, soy, corn, egg, pork, fish and rice own also been reported as offending allergens [56]. The food sources most frequently causing AFR in cats were beef, fish, and chicken [58]. Wheat, corn, dairy products, lamb, egg, barley and rabbit were also reported as offending allergens in individual cats. The selection of appropriate protein and carbohydrate sources for an elimination diet can be challenging. It is significant to use a protein and carbohydrate source, which the dog or cat has never received before [52], thus a detailed food history needs to be obtained by the veterinarian.

Multiple studies own shown that various commercial special diets with only one protein source on their label were contaminated and contained substances not listed on the label [57,58,59,60]. Highly hydrolysed food is an alternative, but some dogs allergic to chicken also react to diets containing hydrolysed chicken protein [61]. Therefore a home cooked diet by the owner is considered as diagnostic gold standard [52], where instead of commercial dry or canned food the owner purchases one type of meat and one carbohydrate source and prepares those him-/herself for the pet. As cats are obligate carnivores, the use of a carbohydrate source is optional in the short term and indeed may reduce palatability.

Currently there is no dependable alternative test for diagnosing food allergy [62]. There is only poor correlation between IgE- and IgG-antibodies in the serum and clinical food reactions [53, 63]. A patch test can be used for the selection of the elimination diet food source if the food history is unknown. This test has a poor positive predictability, but a high negative predictability [53]. A lymphocyte proliferation test was capable to detect a type IV hypersensitivity in the blood [64,65,66] by measuring activated T-helper lymphocytes under food allergen stimulation with flow-cytometry [66]. In 49 of 54 AFR dogs this test accurately provided positive reactions against one or more food allergens [66], however this test is not commercially available at this time.

AD in animals is diagnosed by history, clinical examination and exclusion of every differential diagnoses.

Positive reactions are frequently seen in healthy dogs on both intradermal tests [67] and serum tests for allergen-specific IgE [68]. The entire serum IgE concentrations seem to own no clinical relevance in the dog [44]. Once AD is diagnosed in an animal, testing can be used in combination with clinical historical information to select which allergens should be selected for allergen immunotherapy. Serum tests for allergen-specific IgE and intradermal tests are equally useful and both are still performed with allergen extracts in animals, in contrast to component-resolved tests such as single molecule CAP testing or ImmunoCAP ISAC microarray in human medicine [45].

Prick puncture testing is not performed routinely in veterinary medicine, as intradermal testing is an established and safe diagnostic tool with a extremely low risk of adverse effects [69].

References

Dog with flea allergy dermatitis and secondary folliculitis

Clinical features of canine AD

In dogs, clinical signs of an environmental allergy mainly develop between 6 months and 3 years of age [41]. Erythema is a primary lesion of canine AD; pruritus and inflammation can result in self-induced alopecia, excoriation and secondary infections with papules, pustules and crusts [41, 42].

Axillae, ventral abdomen, distal extremities, inner pinnae and periocular, perioral and perianal regions are commonly affected [42]. Otitis externa is present in half of the dogs with AD. Predilection sites differ from breed to breed [43]. Even though dogs can own multiple target organs for hypersensitivities (including gut and respiratory) [44], the contact with environmental allergens predominantly induces skin lesions in this species [45]. There is no evidence for the progression of initially exclusive cutaneous lesions to respiratory signs and systemic hypersensitivities comparable to the “atopic march” in humans [44].

In contrast to the cat, clinical examination in the dog frequently provides clues on the pathogenesis of the pruritus as to the presence of flea bite hypersensitivity versus environmentally-induced atopy or AFR. The previous is characterized by pruritus focused on the dorsal lumbosacral area, ventral abdomen, tailbase and thighs.

Diagnosis

A differential diagnosis of AD is based on age of onset, breed and clinical signs. Other differential diagnoses such as ectoparasites and flea bite hypersensitivity must be ruled out by a consequent ectoparasite control.

There is no single test differentiating the atopic from the non-atopic dog or cat [49].

It is not possible to distinguish clinical signs of AD caused by perennial environmental allergens from AFR [16, 50, 51]. Hence an elimination diet followed by a provocation with the original food should be performed in any dog or cat with non-seasonal AD [52], particularly those with a endless history of pruritus and/or gastrointestinal signs [51, 53]. A diet length of 6–8 weeks is recommended, as 90% of the dogs with AFR show some improvement during this time period [54].

Every food can potentially result in an AFR [55]. The most common reported causative allergens for canine AFR are beef, dairy products, chicken, wheat, and lamb [56]. However, soy, corn, egg, pork, fish and rice own also been reported as offending allergens [56]. The food sources most frequently causing AFR in cats were beef, fish, and chicken [58]. Wheat, corn, dairy products, lamb, egg, barley and rabbit were also reported as offending allergens in individual cats.

The selection of appropriate protein and carbohydrate sources for an elimination diet can be challenging. It is significant to use a protein and carbohydrate source, which the dog or cat has never received before [52], thus a detailed food history needs to be obtained by the veterinarian. Multiple studies own shown that various commercial special diets with only one protein source on their label were contaminated and contained substances not listed on the label [57,58,59,60]. Highly hydrolysed food is an alternative, but some dogs allergic to chicken also react to diets containing hydrolysed chicken protein [61].

Therefore a home cooked diet by the owner is considered as diagnostic gold standard [52], where instead of commercial dry or canned food the owner purchases one type of meat and one carbohydrate source and prepares those him-/herself for the pet. As cats are obligate carnivores, the use of a carbohydrate source is optional in the short term and indeed may reduce palatability. Currently there is no dependable alternative test for diagnosing food allergy [62].

There is only poor correlation between IgE- and IgG-antibodies in the serum and clinical food reactions [53, 63]. A patch test can be used for the selection of the elimination diet food source if the food history is unknown. This test has a poor positive predictability, but a high negative predictability [53]. A lymphocyte proliferation test was capable to detect a type IV hypersensitivity in the blood [64,65,66] by measuring activated T-helper lymphocytes under food allergen stimulation with flow-cytometry [66]. In 49 of 54 AFR dogs this test accurately provided positive reactions against one or more food allergens [66], however this test is not commercially available at this time.

AD in animals is diagnosed by history, clinical examination and exclusion of every differential diagnoses.

Positive reactions are frequently seen in healthy dogs on both intradermal tests [67] and serum tests for allergen-specific IgE [68]. The entire serum IgE concentrations seem to own no clinical relevance in the dog [44]. Once AD is diagnosed in an animal, testing can be used in combination with clinical historical information to select which allergens should be selected for allergen immunotherapy. Serum tests for allergen-specific IgE and intradermal tests are equally useful and both are still performed with allergen extracts in animals, in contrast to component-resolved tests such as single molecule CAP testing or ImmunoCAP ISAC microarray in human medicine [45].

Prick puncture testing is not performed routinely in veterinary medicine, as intradermal testing is an established and safe diagnostic tool with a extremely low risk of adverse effects [69].

References

Dog with flea allergy dermatitis and secondary folliculitis

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Itch Wormer for Cats

What is ITCH Wormer for Cats?

Itch Wormer for Cats is a tablet given to cats and kittens to treat and prevent worm infestation. The ITCH Wormer monthly subscription service makes it simple for pet owners to hold on top of regular treatments.

Worm-free and stress-free!

What are the ingredients in ITCH Wormer for Cats?

mg Pyrantel embonate and 20 mg Praziquantel.

What type of worms does ITCH Wormer for Cats prevent against?

Itch Wormer for Cats kills every types of intestinal worms commonly found in UK Cats.
These are:
Roundworm: Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonine.
Tapeworm: Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis and Echinococcus multilocularis.

How endless does it take for ITCH Wormer for Cats to start working?

Itch Wormer for Cats starts working immediately after it has been given to your cat.

Finish elimination of worm infestation can, however, take a couple of days.

How often should I worm my cat?

It’s recommended to treat for worms at least every 3 months. The ITCH Wormer for Cats letterbox subscription service makes it simple for pet owners to stay on top of treatments. There may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, especially in roundworm infestations. If you own a persistent roundworm infestation, please chat to your vet. Also, if your cat lives with little children or those with auto-immune deficiencies, eats a raw diet or likes to hunt, vets recommend a monthly worming programme.

We’ll tailor your pet’s plan accordingly depending on the details you share with us.

How do I give ITCH Wormer for Cats?

Itch Wormer for Cats should be istered orally. Cats can be particularly stubborn. You can give your cat their tablet directly into their mouth or disguised in their favourite nibble.

What dosage of ITCH Wormer for Cats should I use?

Dosage is based on your cat’s bodyweight. If your cat needs 1½ tablets, we’ll send you two. Divide one tablet in half and dispose of the half that isn’t required.

Here are the guidelines:

Bodyweight (kg) Bodyweight (lbs) Single dose
1 — 2 kg — lb ½ tablet
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> 4 — 6 kg > — lb 1½ tablet
> 6+ kg > + lb 2 tablets

At what age should I start to worm my kitten?

Kittens should be treated regularly from 6 weeks of age. Please don’t use on kittens weighing less than 1kg or younger than 6 weeks ancient.

My Cat isn’t ancient enough for ITCH Wormer for Cats, what do I do?

If you share your kitten’s age with us, we’ll remind you when it’s time for their first treatment. Alternatively, see your vet for advice.

My cat is pregnant am I still capable to use ITCH Wormer for Cats?

Please don’t use ITCH Wormer for Cats if your cat is pregnant. Please talk to your vet for more advice.

How can I tell if my cat has worms?

In the early stages of infestation, the signs aren’t simple to spot as the worms remain hidden inside your pet’s gut which is why regular worming is significant.
Glance out for:
Visible worms or eggs in the poop or fur.

Pets being sick; check for visible worms.
Bloated tummies.
Lethargy, increased appetite and weight loss.
Diarrhoea with blood.
Itchy bottom and scooting (scooting is the official term for a pet dragging it’s bum along the ground!).

My pet isn’t showing any signs of infection should I still worm them?

The signs of worm infestation aren’t always obvious. That’s why regular worming is significant to hold your pet happy and healthy. Regular worming also helps reduce human infestations. Cats are natural hunters and tend to pick up worms from rodents.

How endless does ITCH Wormer for Cats last?

It’s recommended to treat your cat every 3 months unless otherwise advised.

In some instances, vets advise a monthly worming programme, for instance if your cat lives with little children or those with auto-immune deficiencies, eats a raw diet or likes to hunt. We’ll personalise your pet’s plan accordingly depending on the details you share with us.

Is there a connection between fleas and worms?

Fleas can be infected with the larval stage of the flea tapeworm. If your cat swallows an infected flea, this could result in a tapeworm infestation. It is significant to treat your cat for fleas alongside treating them for worms.

Are there any side effects to using ITCH Wormer for Cats?

In extremely rare cases mild and short-lived digestive tract disorders such as excessive salivation and / or vomiting may happen. It could also affect the nervous system with loss of balance being a symptom.
Don’t use ITCH Wormer for Cats if you cat has a known hypersensitivity to the athletic ingredients in the product.

Can I use ITCH Wormer for Cats with other worming products?

It’s not advised to do this. Please chat to your vet about this.

Can I use ITCH Wormer for Cats alongside other medication?

Don’t use simultaneously with Piperazine compounds as they may block the action of Pyrantel embonate contained in ITCH Wormer for Cats. If you are uncertain please always chat to your vet.

Is my cat at more risk at certain times of the year?

Your cat is at risk for intestinal worms throughout the year. Roundworm eggs that are passed into the environment from other infected cats are extremely resilient and can survive environmental extremes for a year or more. Cats can also pick up intestinal worms from hunting and swallowing infected fleas

Is it necessary to worm an indoor cat?

Unfortunately, even if your cat never ventures exterior, they can still be at risk for intestinal worms. Fleas and rodents can carry worm larvae, and it’s often impossible to stop them from getting into your home. If your cat ingests an infected flea, common during grooming, or if they catch an infected mouse, they can become infected with worms.

Can worms affect me and my family?

Unfortunately, humans can be infected by Toxocara roundworms.

Most often children are infected by playing in contaminated soil and accidentally ingesting previously digested worm eggs. Gross! Although rare, the worms can then cause eye, lung and neurological signs as they migrate through the body.
Luckily, regular deworming of pets minimises this risk. Hold children away from areas where pets go to the loo. Sandpits are best covered to prevent cats using them as litter boxes. If this does happen, remove the poop promptly and wash your hands thoroughly.

In the UK, tapeworm species generally cause few symptoms and are easily treated. European species can cause serious, life threatening problems.

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What is ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

ITCH Wormer for Dogs is a tablet given orally to dogs to treat and prevent the infestation of worms.

What are the ingredients in ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

50mg Praziquantel per tablet, mg Febantel per tablet, mg Pyrantel Embonate per tablet.

What type of worms does ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs prevent?

ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs kills every types of intestinal worms commonly found in UK Dogs; roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms.
Ascarids: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonine (adult and tardy immature forms).
Hookworms: Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum (adult).
Whipworms: Trichuris vulpis (adults).
Tapeworms: Echinococcus species. Taenia species and Dipylidium caninum.

How endless does it take before ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs starts working?

ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs starts working immediately after it has been istered to your dog.

Finish elimination can however take a couple of days.

How often should I deworm my dog?

It’s recommended that an adult dog is dewormed at least every 3 months.
There may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, especially in roundworm infestations. If you own a persistent roundworm infestation, please chat to your vet. Also, if your dog lives with little children or those with auto-immune deficiencies, eats a raw diet or likes to hunt, vets recommend a monthly worming programme. We’ll tailor your pet’s plan accordingly depending on the details you share with us.

How do I ister ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs should be istered orally. You can give your dog a tablet directly into their mouth or in their favourite treat. Pets can eat as normal before or after treatment. The tablet can be divide in two or four equal doses. This is a pork flavoured tablet and could be given as a treat. Be certain that your dog has swallowed the tablet completely.

What dosage should I use of ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

Dosage is based on your dog’s bodyweight. If your dog needs 1½ tablets, we’ll send you two.

Divide one tablet in half and dispose of the half that isn’t required.

Bodyweight (kg) Tablets
3 — 5 kg ½ tablet
> 5 — 10 kg 1 tablet
> 10 — 15 kg 1½ tablet
> 15 — 20 kg 2 tablets
> 20 — 25 kg 2½ tablets
> 25 — 30 kg 3 tablets

At what age should I start to deworm my puppy?

Puppies should be treated at 2 weeks of age every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age.

Thereafter, they should be treated every 3 months.
As Itch Wormer is an add-on product to Itch Flea, we are unable to set up a subscription for puppies under three months. If you share your puppy’s age with us we’ll remind you when it’s time for their first Itch treatment. Alternatively, see your vet for advice.

My dog is pregnant can I still use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

It’s not recommended to give a pregnant bitch ITCH Wormer Plus for dogs during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy. Also please don’t exceed the stated dose when treating a pregnant bitch. If you own further questions please chat to your vet.

How can I tell if my dog has worms?

In the early stages of infestation, the signs aren’t simple to spot as the worms remain hidden inside your pet’s gut which is why regular worming is significant.
Signs to glance out for:
Pets being sick; check for visible worms.
Bloated tummies.
Lethargy, increased appetite and weight loss.
Diarrhoea with blood.
Itchy bottom and scooting (scooting is the official term for a pet dragging its rear finish along the ground).

My pet isn’t showing any signs of infection should I still deworm them?

There are not always visible signs that your pet has worms. Regular worming is significant to assist protect their health and reduce the risk of infestations in humans.

How endless does ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs last?

It’s recommended to deworm your dog every 3 months. There may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, especially in roundworm infestations. If you own a persistent roundworm infestation, please chat to your vet. Also, if your dog lives with little children or those with auto-immune deficiencies, eats a raw diet or likes to hunt, vets recommend a monthly worming programme. We’ll tailor your pet’s plan accordingly depending on the details you share with us.

Is there a connection between fleas and worms?

Fleas can be infected with the larval stage of the flea tapeworm. If your dog swallows an infected flea, this can result in a tapeworm infestation. It’s significant to treat your dog for fleas alongside treating them for worms.

Are there any side effects to using ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

In extremely rare cases slight and transient digestive tract disorders such as vomiting and / or diarrhoea may happen.
Don’t use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs if your dog has a known hypersensitivity to the athletic ingredients in the product.

Can I use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs with other worming products?

This isn’t advised.

Please chat to your vet about contraindications.

Am I capable to use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs alongside other medication?

Don’t use simultaneously with Piperazine compounds as they may block the action of pyrantel embonate contained in ITCH Wormer Plus tablets for dogs.
If you are uncertain please always check with your vet.

What else can I do to reduce the risk from worms?

Cleaning up your dog’s poo regularly is a grand way to reduce the risk. A single dog roundworm (Toxocara canis) can produce up to 85, eggs a day, and every these are excreted when your dog goes to the loo.

Cleaning up poo removes these eggs from the environment so they’re not capable to infect other dogs and possibly people.

Can worms affect me and my family?

Unfortunately, humans can be infected by Toxocara roundworms. Most often children are infected by playing in contaminated soil and accidentally ingesting previously digested worm eggs. Gross! Although rare, the worms can then cause eye, lung and neurological signs as they migrate through the body.
Luckily, regular deworming of pets minimises this risk. Hold children away from areas where pets go to the loo. Sandpits are best covered to prevent cats using them as litter boxes.

If this does happen, remove the poop promptly and wash your hands thoroughly.
In the UK, tapeworm species generally cause few symptoms and are easily treated. European species can cause serious, life threatening problems

Customer Services

How do I set up an account?

You can register for an account on our website The website will guide you step by step. Click on the Get Started button on the Homepage.

Why should I select Itch Flea?

Itch Flea is a competitive Flea treatment that is new to the market. We offer a personalised treatment tailored to your individual pet. Monthly deliveries are received exactly when you need them without having the hassle of remembering to order.

Itch Flea is also backed by experts in the field and there is an simple to use app in development. There is also no need for a prescription to purchase.

Is it real?

Yes, Itch Flea is a high quality treatment, developed by vets which kills fleas, ticks and lice and also protects your home. We also own a range of add-on products to assist your pet’s wellbeing. We are launching with Itch Wormer, Itch Dental, Itch Calm, Itch Joint and Itch Ear plus treats.

How does Itch compare to other flea treatments?

Do I need a prescription to purchase this?

No, none of the Itch products require a prescription.

Why should I cancel my Vet package and swap to ITCH?

Never forget to protect your pet again. Itch offers the highest quality product, developed by vets, from only &pound a month. We’ll deliver it through your letterbox at the exact time you need to treat your pet. Please speak with your Vet to discuss whether moving to Itch is an option for you and your pet.

How much is it?

Itch flea costs from &pound to &pound per month, depending on the type and size of your pet. Costs may also increase based on any Add-On products you select, e.g.

Itch Wormer.

When do you take payment from my account?

Payment is taken up to 5 days before your pack is due to be delivered.

How endless is the free trial for?

The free trial is offered for 1 month only

What does a pack contain?

Each pet’s pack contains 1 spot-on flea treatment pipette and any Add On products you own ordered e.g Itch Wormer.

How much is delivery?

Delivery is free. There is a £ delivery charge on the free trial pack in month one.

My delivery hasn’t arrived, what do I do?

Our Pet packs are sent via Royal Mail. If you believe your pack is lost and today’s date is more than seven days from the expected delivery date, please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected]

I need to change my address details?

Address details can be changed. Please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will change them for you or you can log into your account and change them from there

Can I cancel my order?

Yes of course, you can cancel your order at any time. Please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will cancel your subscription for you or you can log into your account and cancel from there

I own cancelled my subscription but I own noticed an item was sent out yesterday and I don’t need it. What do I do?

Cancelling a subscription will not automatically stop and return a pet pack that has been dispatched already.

Once received this can be treated as a Return (please see the returns policy)

Some of my pet’s details own changed can I update them?

Yes of course, It is really significant that you let us know of any changes to your pet’s details (e.g. their weight) so their treatments remain perfectly personalised. You can amend the details by logging into your account or contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will be happy to change the details for you

My Pet has died. What do I do about my subscription as I don’t desire to get it?

We know that losing a pet is an enormously upsetting time for you and your family.

Please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will be happy to update your details for you.

I need to change the date of my delivery?

You can change the date of your delivery by logging in to your account or contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will be happy to change the details for you

How do I return an item?

You can return an item within 30 days of purchase. We enquire that the goods are sealed and in the original packaging. Please ensure you include your name, address, order details and a contact number and the reason for the return

How endless will it take for my refund to show in my account?

Refunds are made within 14 days from the day we get the goods back from you. Refunds are subject to standard bank clearing times and can take up to 7 working days to show back in your account

The item is damaged can I get a refund?

In the unlikely event an item arrives damaged or is faulty, we will happily replace the item for you or issue a refund. Please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and they will arrange everything for you.

Do you offer a discount for multi-pet households?

Each pet’s pack price will differ depending on pet type, weight and add-on products. There is no discount for multi-pet households.

I can’t log into my account what do I do?

Having problems logging into your account? It happens! Firstly, please check your email and password own been entered correctly. If you are having difficulty remembering your password, please go to the Sign In sheet and click on forgotten password link. We’ll send you an email to your registered email address to reset it. If you own confirmed your email address and password are correct, next clear the cookies from your browser and attempt again.

How do I update my marketing preferences?

You can update your marketing preferences, including removing your name from our mailing list, from Your Account pages. You can also opt-out of our emails using the link at the bottom of each marketing email you get.

Can I purchase Itch Pet products from a shop?

Itch Pet products can only be bought directly from

Do you ship abroad?

Itch Pet can only be delivered in the UK.

Can I attempt before I buy?

Itch Pet are offering a 1-month free trial which will assist you decide if you would love to continue with your subscription.

Itch Flea Treatment

How does ITCH Flea kill fleas and ticks?

Itch Flea products are applied topically to your pet’s skin to prevent and treat external parasites including fleas, ticks and lice and contain two athletic ingredients called fipronil and s-methoprene.
Fipronil kills live adult fleas, lice and ticks on contact by interfering with the parasites’ central nervous systems. This leads to paralysis and death. (Sorry fleas!)
S-methoprene works by penetrating the shell of newly laid eggs or by being absorbed through the immature flea’s’ body surface to prevent their growth and further development into adults, thereby limiting an ongoing infestation.

Following application of the product these ingredients are stored in the hair follicles and oil glands of your pet’s jacket and distributed over the skin and jacket for a month, killing fleas and ticks as they come into contact with your pet’s skin.

How does my dog or cat get fleas?

There are a number of ways fleas can easily invade your home and make themselves comfortable on your pet and furniture:

  1. Your dog or cat can catch them from other household pets. You might not own noticed your pet cat or rabbit scratching more than usual, but if they aren’t treated too, they could easily transfer fleas to your dog.

  2. Wild animals such as foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels and rabbits can transport fleas into your back garden, and your pet could pick them up from there.
  3. If your dog socialises with other dogs when out on a stroll, they can pick up fleas from their new friends.
  4. If you come into contact with fleas yourself, these pesky parasites can hitch a ride on you or your clothing into your home.

How endless does it take before ITCH flea starts working?

Itch Flea kills fleas within 24 hours and ticks and lice within 48 hours after treatment.

Do fleas and ticks own to bite my pet for ITCH flea to start working?

As a monthly preventative product Itch flea doesn’t require fleas or ticks to bite your pet to work. It kills on contact working through the parasite’s outer shell. If your pet has an existing athletic flea infestation the parasites will already be biting your pet until the product is applied and starts to work. We recommend routine applications each month to ensure ongoing prevention. We’ll send you your treatment exactly when your pet needs it.

How ancient does my pet need to be?

ITCH Flea can be applied to:
Cats from 8 weeks ancient weighing 1kg or more.

Dogs from 8 weeks ancient weighing 2kg or more.

Do I need to apply more than once a month?

ITCH Flea works for 30 days. You only need to apply it to your pet once a month.
Although ITCH Flea protects against fleas in pets for up to 8 weeks, we recommend monthly treatment to tackle the equally pesky ticks and lice.

Why am I seeing more fleas on my pet after applying ITCH Flea?

Fleas rise to the top of your pet’s jacket as they are killed. If you see fleas after treating your pet it is an indication that the treatment is working.

Itch Flea works on contact to kill adult fleas and immature stages of development. If you own an existing infestation in your home, fleas could continue to jump onto your pet but will die when they come into contact with the product on your pet. If fleas persist after treatment, we would propose a household flea spray to assist break the flea life cycle and kill fleas living in your pet’s immediate environment which are yet to make contact with your pet.

These sprays similarly work on the parasites’ central nervous systems, killing them. It’s significant to follow the manufacturer’s instructions as these products can be toxic to some species. We also recommend regular vacuuming before and after spraying the home, car and areas frequented by your pet. If possible, wash your pet’s bedding regularly at 60 to assist protect against re-infestation.

How endless after application can my pet be bathed or go swimming?

ITCH Flea is effective for 30 days. However, it’s best to avoid situations where your pet could become drenched in water for at least 48 hours after application, for example swimming or bathing.

Itch Flea could be removed from the skin and compromise treatment. Schedule in bath or swim time at least two days after application or just before. This way, your pet will be parasite-free, clean and fresh!

My dog/cat spends most of their time indoors, do I still need to use ITCH Flea treatments?

Even indoor pets can get fleas. Fleas can discover their way into your home on clothing or other animals. It’s still significant to regularly protect your dog or cat with a flea product.

Can I use ITCH Flea if my pet is on medication?

Before using ITCH Flea please check with your vet that it’s safe to use with your pet’s medication.

Can ITCH Flea be used on other animals (other than Dogs and Cats)?

ITCH Flea should ONLY be used on dogs and cats. Please DO NOT USE on Rabbits.

Does ITCH Flea kill anything other than fleas and ticks?

Yes, ITCH Flea kills biting lice.

How do I apply ITCH Flea to my pet?

Select a time when your pet is calm. Own treats nearby to reward excellent behaviour. If your pet is boisterous or doesn’t love being handled, get someone to assist you. Part the hair on the back of your pet’s neck, snap the top of the pipette, and apply the liquid to the exposed skin.

Make certain to use the full pipette. Once applied, reward for excellent behaviour. Always apply to the back of the neck, to avoid your pet licking it off. Don’t apply to broken skin. Please avoid contact with your pets’ eyes and leave the area to dry before cuddling your pet. For cats we recommended they stay inside for a few hours to make certain they are showing normal behaviour.
For pet owners, please avoid getting the product on your skin, or in your mouth or eyes. If you do get this in your eyes, immediately rinse with clean water. If you get this on your skin wash the area with clean soap and water. If you accidently swallow the treatment please seek medical advice immediately and show the package details to your doctor.

Do fleas pose a serious health threat to my pet?

Fleas can cause irritation to your pet. In some cases, fleas can cause Flea Allergic Dermatitis (FAD) which is a hypersensitive reaction to flea bites where your pet should see a vet. Fleas may also transmit tapeworms to your pet. Tapeworms live inside your pet’s intestines, causing irritation, tiredness, weight loss and tummy upset.

What is the likelihood that ticks could transmit Lyme disease to my pet?

Ticks own now been shown to carry and transmit Lyme disease, not just to pets, but humans too.

Lyme disease attacks the nervous system and can cause muscle aches, flu-like symptoms, and in extreme circumstances loss of movement. Tick prevention is essential to protect pets and humans from Lyme disease.

If I notice a tick on my pet, what’s is the best course of action?

Tick removers are the best method of removing ticks. They are used to safely remove the tick, without leaving behind the head which could cause infection. Applying ITCH Flea to protect future tick infestation is advised. Cats are especially excellent at self-grooming, so you might feel they don’t need as much assist removing ticks.

Should I use ITCH Flea on my pet every year circular or only during the warmer months?

Fleas can infest your home and remain dormant in their egg state for numerous years. During the winter months, fleas can live fairly comfortably in homes with central heating, and continue infesting your pet every year circular. The ITCH Flea monthly subscription service makes it simple for you to conquer fleas every year circular.

What is the difference between ITCH Flea and oral flea products?

As a spot-on treatment the main benefit of ITCH Flea is the ease of application especially if your pet is reluctant to take a tablet.

ITCH Flea spreads across your pet’s jacket and kills on contact. Oral flea products own to be swallowed by your pet and these generally work by being distributed throughout the body via the bloodstream and transferred to the tissues underneath the skin killing fleas only when they bite your pet. For more advice please speak to your vet.

Do I need a prescription for ITCH Flea?

No, ITCH Flea is a non-prescription product.

Are there any side effects of ITCH Flea?

Side effects are possible with most medication.
Although side effects with ITCH Flea are extremely unusual, we enquire every pet owners to be aware of behavioural changes or skin reactions. Rarely, some pets may experience a mild irritation where the product has been applied. It’s significant to apply the appropriately sized product correctly to prevent your pet from accidentally ingesting any of the liquid. Oral ingestion of the product could cause excessive saliva production, sickness and/or diarrhoea. If you notice potential side effects speak to a member of the ITCH Pet team or your vet.

Can ITCH Flea be used to treat Flea Allergy Dermatitis in my dog?

ITCH flea is not suitable to treat FAD. If a reaction occurs from a flea bite, please speak to your vet immediately.

Which ITCH Flea product is correct for my dog?

The beauty of Itch, is that by sharing your pet’s details with us we can tailor the correct dosage of treatment, personalised for your pet and send it to your letterbox, exactly when your pet needs it.

Is there an expiry date for ITCH Flea?

The expiry date can be found on the product packaging for ITCH Flea.

My Pet isn’t extremely well, can I still use ITCH Flea?

ITCH Flea should not be used on ill, convalescent animals or animals with known cases of hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

If your dog or cat is showing signs of illness, please chat to your vet before using ITCH Flea

How does Itch Flea protect the home from fleas?

Itch Flea:
— Kills adults fleas and ticks
— Kills flea eggs and larvae on your pet so can’t drop onto furniture, upholstery and carpets to lie dormant and hatch later
— Prevents every fleas stages (eggs, larvae and pupae) from developing
— Works for four weeks at a time
However, Itch Flea will not get rid of an established flea infestation.

For that, we recommend a household fleas spray. Watch this space for ITCH mega spray.

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A titre de propriétaires d’un animal de compagnie, c’est notre devoir de protège notre animal contre le danger.

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Mais parfois, ce sont les plus petits risques, ceux qu’on néglige, qui s’avèrent les plus problématiques.

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Au Canada, les tiques et les puces représentent une source de préoccupation croissante.

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Elles sont devenues une menace importante pour nos animaux.

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Saviez-vous qu’une seule puce peut piquer jusqu’à fois par jour?

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Et que le tiques peuvent transmettre des maladies potentiellement mortelles pour les animaux et les humains, comme la maladie de Lyme?

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Qui l’eut cru?

Ces minuscules parasites peuvent nous causer de gros problèmes!

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La bonne nouvelle, c’est qu’il est possible de protéger nos animaux de compagnie.

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En effet, on trouve chez le vétérinaire différents produits que l’on peut regrouper en deux catégories :

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Les produits a action générale, qui sont pris par voie orale.

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Et les produits a action non-générale, qui sont appliques directement sur la peau.

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Les produits a action générale, pris par voie orale, sont souvent offerts sous forme de comprimes a croquer.

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Ca semble intéressant, non?

Toutefois, c’est médicaments pénètrent dans la circulation sanguine de l’animal.

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Et donc, lorsqu’une puce ou une tique atterrit sur votre animal, elle DOIT absolument piquer et se nourrir de sang pour que le médicament puisse faire son effet.

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En fait, pour être tue, le parasite doit continuer a se nourrir jusqu’à ce qu’il ait ingéré suffisamment de médicament qui circule dans le sang de votre animal.

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Votre animal demeure donc vulnérable, puisque des maladies dangereuses peuvent être transmises par la piqure.

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Pour leur part, les produits topiques a action non générale agissent sur la peau de l’animal.

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Grace a ces produits, lorsque les puces ou les tiques entrant en contact avec la peau de votre animal, elles perdent toute coordination, ce qui laisse au médicaments le temps d’agir et de tuer les parasites.

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Ces produits réduisent considérablement la capacité des puces et des tiques a piquer votre animal, a s’y agripper et a se nourrir de son sang.

Ils diminuent donc également le risque de transmission de maladies.

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Avec les produits topiques a action non-générale, les puces et les tiques n’ont pas besoin de piquer pour être tuées.

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Vous aimez vos animaux et vous voulez les protéger.

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C’est donc logique d’utiliser des produits qui agissent au contact pour tuer les puces et les tiques.

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Demande a votre vétérinaire si la cure antipiqure convient a votre animal.

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Cure antipiqure.

Clinical features

The following three main allergy categories can be distinguished in cats and dogs: flea (and other insect bite) hypersensitivities, cutaneous adverse food reaction (AFR) and AD due to environmental allergens.

The clinical signs in the atopic dog are mostly distinct when compared to the atopic cat. A short overview of the main clinical features, diagnosis and treatment options in companion animals is given in Table 3.

Clinical features of feline atopy-like dermatitis

The manifestation of specific cutaneous reaction patterns [46] can indicate an allergic primary cause in cats. These involve head and neck pruritus, miliary dermatitis characterised by little crusted papules, self-induced alopecia without any other clinical lesions and eosinophilic lesions such as eosinophilic indolent ulcers, eosinophilic granulomas and eosinophilic plaques [32, 47].

In rare cases, untypical AD symptoms such as plasma-cell pododermatitis, seborrhoea, ceruminous otitis, facial erythema and exfoliative dermatitis were reported [31, 48]. Additionally noncutaneous signs such as sneezing, coughing, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea or vomiting can be presented in affected cats [32]. The disease onset can vary, but commonly it is under 3 years [31, 32], whereas the mean age for AFR is slightly higher (approximately 4–5 years) with a range from 3 months to 11 years [48].

In contrast to the dog, flea-bite hypersensitivity and environmentally induced and AFR glance much more similar in the cat [32].

Treatment of atopic dermatitis in little animals

Therapy selection depends on the pet’s condition, especially the severity of the lesions and degree of pruritus and owner preference and especially in cats—on the ability to medicate. The therapy needs to be reassessed regularly and adapted to the individual [70]. With the exception of avoidance of the causative allergen [71

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FAQs

Itch Wormer for Cats

  1. What dosage of ITCH Wormer for Cats should I use?
  2. Are there any side effects to using ITCH Wormer for Cats?
  3. How often should I worm my cat?
  4. My cat is pregnant am I still capable to use ITCH Wormer for Cats?
  5. Is my cat at more risk at certain times of the year?
  6. My Cat isn’t ancient enough for ITCH Wormer for Cats, what do I do?
  7. How can I tell if my cat has worms?

  8. At what age should I start to worm my kitten?
  9. Is it necessary to worm an indoor cat?
  10. How endless does ITCH Wormer for Cats last?
  11. What are the ingredients in ITCH Wormer for Cats?
  12. How endless does it take for ITCH Wormer for Cats to start working?
  13. Is there a connection between fleas and worms?
  14. My pet isn’t showing any signs of infection should I still worm them?
  15. What type of worms does ITCH Wormer for Cats prevent against?
  16. Can I use ITCH Wormer for Cats with other worming products?
  17. What is ITCH Wormer for Cats?
  18. Can I use ITCH Wormer for Cats alongside other medication?

  19. How do I give ITCH Wormer for Cats?
  20. Can worms affect me and my family?

Itch Wormer for Dogs

  1. What dosage should I use of ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?
  2. Are there any side effects to using ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?
  3. How often should I deworm my dog?
  4. My dog is pregnant can I still use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?
  5. Am I capable to use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs alongside other medication?
  6. At what age should I start to deworm my puppy?
  7. How can I tell if my dog has worms?
  8. How do I ister ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?
  9. What else can I do to reduce the risk from worms?

  10. How endless does ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs last?
  11. What are the ingredients in ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?
  12. What type of worms does ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs prevent?
  13. Is there a connection between fleas and worms?
  14. My pet isn’t showing any signs of infection should I still deworm them?
  15. What is ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?
  16. Can I use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs with other worming products?
  17. How endless does it take before ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs starts working?
  18. Can worms affect me and my family?

Customer Services

  1. What does a pack contain?

  2. How endless will it take for my refund to show in my account?
  3. How much is it?
  4. I need to change my address details?
  5. How do I update my marketing preferences?
  6. My delivery hasn’t arrived, what do I do?
  7. I own cancelled my subscription but I own noticed an item was sent out yesterday and I don’t need it. What do I do?
  8. Can I cancel my order?
  9. Do you ship abroad?

  10. I need to change the date of my delivery?
  11. Is it real?
  12. Why should I cancel my Vet package and swap to ITCH?
  13. My Pet has died. What do I do about my subscription as I don’t desire to get it?
  14. How much is delivery?
  15. Do I need a prescription to purchase this?
  16. Do you offer a discount for multi-pet households?
  17. Why should I select Itch Flea?
  18. The item is damaged can I get a refund?
  19. When do you take payment from my account?
  20. How does Itch compare to other flea treatments?
  21. How endless is the free trial for?
  22. I can’t log into my account what do I do?

  23. Some of my pet’s details own changed can I update them?
  24. How do I set up an account?
  25. Can I purchase Itch Pet products from a shop?
  26. How do I return an item?
  27. Can I attempt before I buy?

Itch Flea Treatment

  1. My dog/cat spends most of their time indoors, do I still need to use ITCH Flea treatments?
  2. Do I need a prescription for ITCH Flea?
  3. Why am I seeing more fleas on my pet after applying ITCH Flea?
  4. Does ITCH Flea kill anything other than fleas and ticks?
  5. Which ITCH Flea product is correct for my dog?
  6. Can ITCH Flea be used on other animals (other than Dogs and Cats)?

  7. Do fleas pose a serious health threat to my pet?
  8. How do I apply ITCH Flea to my pet?
  9. My Pet isn’t extremely well, can I still use ITCH Flea?
  10. Should I use ITCH Flea on my pet every year circular or only during warmer months?
  11. How endless does it take before ITCH flea starts working?
  12. Do I need to apply more than once a month?
  13. If I notice a tick on my pet, what’s the best course of action?
  14. Can I use ITCH Flea if my pet is on medication?
  15. How ancient does my pet need to be?
  16. Are there any side effects of ITCH Flea?
  17. How does my dog or cat get fleas?
  18. Can ITCH Flea be used to treat Flea Allergy Dermatitis in my dog?

  19. Do fleas and ticks own to bite my pet for ITCH flea to start working?
  20. How endless after application can my pet be bathed or go swimming?
  21. How does ITCH Flea kill fleas and ticks?
  22. What is the difference between ITCH Flea and oral flea products?
  23. What is the likelihood that ticks could transmit Lyme disease to my pet?
  24. Is there an expiry date for ITCH Flea?
  25. How does Itch Flea protect the home from fleas?

Itch Wormer for Cats

What is ITCH Wormer for Cats?

Itch Wormer for Cats is a tablet given to cats and kittens to treat and prevent worm infestation. The ITCH Wormer monthly subscription service makes it simple for pet owners to hold on top of regular treatments. Worm-free and stress-free!

What are the ingredients in ITCH Wormer for Cats?

mg Pyrantel embonate and 20 mg Praziquantel.

What type of worms does ITCH Wormer for Cats prevent against?

Itch Wormer for Cats kills every types of intestinal worms commonly found in UK Cats.
These are:
Roundworm: Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonine.

Tapeworm: Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis and Echinococcus multilocularis.

How endless does it take for ITCH Wormer for Cats to start working?

Itch Wormer for Cats starts working immediately after it has been given to your cat. Finish elimination of worm infestation can, however, take a couple of days.

How often should I worm my cat?

It’s recommended to treat for worms at least every 3 months.

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The ITCH Wormer for Cats letterbox subscription service makes it simple for pet owners to stay on top of treatments. There may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, especially in roundworm infestations. If you own a persistent roundworm infestation, please chat to your vet. Also, if your cat lives with little children or those with auto-immune deficiencies, eats a raw diet or likes to hunt, vets recommend a monthly worming programme. We’ll tailor your pet’s plan accordingly depending on the details you share with us.

How do I give ITCH Wormer for Cats?

Itch Wormer for Cats should be istered orally.

Cats can be particularly stubborn. You can give your cat their tablet directly into their mouth or disguised in their favourite nibble.

What dosage of ITCH Wormer for Cats should I use?

Dosage is based on your cat’s bodyweight. If your cat needs 1½ tablets, we’ll send you two. Divide one tablet in half and dispose of the half that isn’t required.
Here are the guidelines:

Bodyweight (kg) Bodyweight (lbs) Single dose
1 — 2 kg — lb ½ tablet
> 2 — 4 kg > — lb 1 tablet
> 4 — 6 kg > — lb 1½ tablet
> 6+ kg > + lb 2 tablets

At what age should I start to worm my kitten?

Kittens should be treated regularly from 6 weeks of age. Please don’t use on kittens weighing less than 1kg or younger than 6 weeks ancient.

My Cat isn’t ancient enough for ITCH Wormer for Cats, what do I do?

If you share your kitten’s age with us, we’ll remind you when it’s time for their first treatment. Alternatively, see your vet for advice.

My cat is pregnant am I still capable to use ITCH Wormer for Cats?

Please don’t use ITCH Wormer for Cats if your cat is pregnant.

Please talk to your vet for more advice.

How can I tell if my cat has worms?

In the early stages of infestation, the signs aren’t simple to spot as the worms remain hidden inside your pet’s gut which is why regular worming is significant.
Glance out for:
Visible worms or eggs in the poop or fur.
Pets being sick; check for visible worms.
Bloated tummies.
Lethargy, increased appetite and weight loss.
Diarrhoea with blood.
Itchy bottom and scooting (scooting is the official term for a pet dragging it’s bum along the ground!).

My pet isn’t showing any signs of infection should I still worm them?

The signs of worm infestation aren’t always obvious. That’s why regular worming is significant to hold your pet happy and healthy. Regular worming also helps reduce human infestations. Cats are natural hunters and tend to pick up worms from rodents.

How endless does ITCH Wormer for Cats last?

It’s recommended to treat your cat every 3 months unless otherwise advised. In some instances, vets advise a monthly worming programme, for instance if your cat lives with little children or those with auto-immune deficiencies, eats a raw diet or likes to hunt.

We’ll personalise your pet’s plan accordingly depending on the details you share with us.

Is there a connection between fleas and worms?

Fleas can be infected with the larval stage of the flea tapeworm. If your cat swallows an infected flea, this could result in a tapeworm infestation. It is significant to treat your cat for fleas alongside treating them for worms.

Are there any side effects to using ITCH Wormer for Cats?

In extremely rare cases mild and short-lived digestive tract disorders such as excessive salivation and / or vomiting may happen. It could also affect the nervous system with loss of balance being a symptom.
Don’t use ITCH Wormer for Cats if you cat has a known hypersensitivity to the athletic ingredients in the product.

Can I use ITCH Wormer for Cats with other worming products?

It’s not advised to do this. Please chat to your vet about this.

Can I use ITCH Wormer for Cats alongside other medication?

Don’t use simultaneously with Piperazine compounds as they may block the action of Pyrantel embonate contained in ITCH Wormer for Cats. If you are uncertain please always chat to your vet.

Is my cat at more risk at certain times of the year?

Your cat is at risk for intestinal worms throughout the year. Roundworm eggs that are passed into the environment from other infected cats are extremely resilient and can survive environmental extremes for a year or more. Cats can also pick up intestinal worms from hunting and swallowing infected fleas

Is it necessary to worm an indoor cat?

Unfortunately, even if your cat never ventures exterior, they can still be at risk for intestinal worms. Fleas and rodents can carry worm larvae, and it’s often impossible to stop them from getting into your home.

If your cat ingests an infected flea, common during grooming, or if they catch an infected mouse, they can become infected with worms.

Can worms affect me and my family?

Unfortunately, humans can be infected by Toxocara roundworms. Most often children are infected by playing in contaminated soil and accidentally ingesting previously digested worm eggs. Gross! Although rare, the worms can then cause eye, lung and neurological signs as they migrate through the body.
Luckily, regular deworming of pets minimises this risk. Hold children away from areas where pets go to the loo. Sandpits are best covered to prevent cats using them as litter boxes. If this does happen, remove the poop promptly and wash your hands thoroughly.

In the UK, tapeworm species generally cause few symptoms and are easily treated. European species can cause serious, life threatening problems.

Itch Wormer for Dogs

What is ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

ITCH Wormer for Dogs is a tablet given orally to dogs to treat and prevent the infestation of worms.

What are the ingredients in ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

50mg Praziquantel per tablet, mg Febantel per tablet, mg Pyrantel Embonate per tablet.

What type of worms does ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs prevent?

ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs kills every types of intestinal worms commonly found in UK Dogs; roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms.

Ascarids: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonine (adult and tardy immature forms).
Hookworms: Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum (adult).
Whipworms: Trichuris vulpis (adults).
Tapeworms: Echinococcus species. Taenia species and Dipylidium caninum.

How endless does it take before ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs starts working?

ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs starts working immediately after it has been istered to your dog.

Finish elimination can however take a couple of days.

How often should I deworm my dog?

It’s recommended that an adult dog is dewormed at least every 3 months.
There may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, especially in roundworm infestations. If you own a persistent roundworm infestation, please chat to your vet. Also, if your dog lives with little children or those with auto-immune deficiencies, eats a raw diet or likes to hunt, vets recommend a monthly worming programme. We’ll tailor your pet’s plan accordingly depending on the details you share with us.

How do I ister ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs should be istered orally. You can give your dog a tablet directly into their mouth or in their favourite treat. Pets can eat as normal before or after treatment. The tablet can be divide in two or four equal doses. This is a pork flavoured tablet and could be given as a treat. Be certain that your dog has swallowed the tablet completely.

What dosage should I use of ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

Dosage is based on your dog’s bodyweight. If your dog needs 1½ tablets, we’ll send you two. Divide one tablet in half and dispose of the half that isn’t required.

Bodyweight (kg) Tablets
3 — 5 kg ½ tablet
> 5 — 10 kg 1 tablet
> 10 — 15 kg 1½ tablet
> 15 — 20 kg 2 tablets
> 20 — 25 kg 2½ tablets
> 25 — 30 kg 3 tablets

At what age should I start to deworm my puppy?

Puppies should be treated at 2 weeks of age every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age. Thereafter, they should be treated every 3 months.
As Itch Wormer is an add-on product to Itch Flea, we are unable to set up a subscription for puppies under three months. If you share your puppy’s age with us we’ll remind you when it’s time for their first Itch treatment. Alternatively, see your vet for advice.

My dog is pregnant can I still use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

It’s not recommended to give a pregnant bitch ITCH Wormer Plus for dogs during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy.

Also please don’t exceed the stated dose when treating a pregnant bitch. If you own further questions please chat to your vet.

How can I tell if my dog has worms?

In the early stages of infestation, the signs aren’t simple to spot as the worms remain hidden inside your pet’s gut which is why regular worming is significant.
Signs to glance out for:
Pets being sick; check for visible worms.
Bloated tummies.
Lethargy, increased appetite and weight loss.

Diarrhoea with blood.
Itchy bottom and scooting (scooting is the official term for a pet dragging its rear finish along the ground).

My pet isn’t showing any signs of infection should I still deworm them?

There are not always visible signs that your pet has worms. Regular worming is significant to assist protect their health and reduce the risk of infestations in humans.

How endless does ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs last?

It’s recommended to deworm your dog every 3 months. There may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, especially in roundworm infestations. If you own a persistent roundworm infestation, please chat to your vet.

Also, if your dog lives with little children or those with auto-immune deficiencies, eats a raw diet or likes to hunt, vets recommend a monthly worming programme. We’ll tailor your pet’s plan accordingly depending on the details you share with us.

Is there a connection between fleas and worms?

Fleas can be infected with the larval stage of the flea tapeworm. If your dog swallows an infected flea, this can result in a tapeworm infestation. It’s significant to treat your dog for fleas alongside treating them for worms.

Are there any side effects to using ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs?

In extremely rare cases slight and transient digestive tract disorders such as vomiting and / or diarrhoea may happen.

Don’t use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs if your dog has a known hypersensitivity to the athletic ingredients in the product.

Can I use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs with other worming products?

This isn’t advised. Please chat to your vet about contraindications.

Am I capable to use ITCH Wormer Plus for Dogs alongside other medication?

Don’t use simultaneously with Piperazine compounds as they may block the action of pyrantel embonate contained in ITCH Wormer Plus tablets for dogs.
If you are uncertain please always check with your vet.

What else can I do to reduce the risk from worms?

Cleaning up your dog’s poo regularly is a grand way to reduce the risk.

A single dog roundworm (Toxocara canis) can produce up to 85, eggs a day, and every these are excreted when your dog goes to the loo. Cleaning up poo removes these eggs from the environment so they’re not capable to infect other dogs and possibly people.

Can worms affect me and my family?

Unfortunately, humans can be infected by Toxocara roundworms. Most often children are infected by playing in contaminated soil and accidentally ingesting previously digested worm eggs. Gross! Although rare, the worms can then cause eye, lung and neurological signs as they migrate through the body.

Luckily, regular deworming of pets minimises this risk. Hold children away from areas where pets go to the loo. Sandpits are best covered to prevent cats using them as litter boxes. If this does happen, remove the poop promptly and wash your hands thoroughly.
In the UK, tapeworm species generally cause few symptoms and are easily treated. European species can cause serious, life threatening problems

Customer Services

How do I set up an account?

You can register for an account on our website The website will guide you step by step.

Click on the Get Started button on the Homepage.

Why should I select Itch Flea?

Itch Flea is a competitive Flea treatment that is new to the market. We offer a personalised treatment tailored to your individual pet. Monthly deliveries are received exactly when you need them without having the hassle of remembering to order. Itch Flea is also backed by experts in the field and there is an simple to use app in development. There is also no need for a prescription to purchase.

Is it real?

Yes, Itch Flea is a high quality treatment, developed by vets which kills fleas, ticks and lice and also protects your home. We also own a range of add-on products to assist your pet’s wellbeing. We are launching with Itch Wormer, Itch Dental, Itch Calm, Itch Joint and Itch Ear plus treats.

How does Itch compare to other flea treatments?

Do I need a prescription to purchase this?

No, none of the Itch products require a prescription.

Why should I cancel my Vet package and swap to ITCH?

Never forget to protect your pet again. Itch offers the highest quality product, developed by vets, from only &pound a month. We’ll deliver it through your letterbox at the exact time you need to treat your pet. Please speak with your Vet to discuss whether moving to Itch is an option for you and your pet.

How much is it?

Itch flea costs from &pound to &pound per month, depending on the type and size of your pet. Costs may also increase based on any Add-On products you select, e.g. Itch Wormer.

When do you take payment from my account?

Payment is taken up to 5 days before your pack is due to be delivered.

How endless is the free trial for?

The free trial is offered for 1 month only

What does a pack contain?

Each pet’s pack contains 1 spot-on flea treatment pipette and any Add On products you own ordered e.g Itch Wormer.

How much is delivery?

Delivery is free.

There is a £ delivery charge on the free trial pack in month one.

My delivery hasn’t arrived, what do I do?

Our Pet packs are sent via Royal Mail. If you believe your pack is lost and today’s date is more than seven days from the expected delivery date, please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected]

I need to change my address details?

Address details can be changed. Please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will change them for you or you can log into your account and change them from there

Can I cancel my order?

Yes of course, you can cancel your order at any time. Please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will cancel your subscription for you or you can log into your account and cancel from there

I own cancelled my subscription but I own noticed an item was sent out yesterday and I don’t need it. What do I do?

Cancelling a subscription will not automatically stop and return a pet pack that has been dispatched already.

Once received this can be treated as a Return (please see the returns policy)

Some of my pet’s details own changed can I update them?

Yes of course, It is really significant that you let us know of any changes to your pet’s details (e.g. their weight) so their treatments remain perfectly personalised. You can amend the details by logging into your account or contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will be happy to change the details for you

My Pet has died. What do I do about my subscription as I don’t desire to get it?

We know that losing a pet is an enormously upsetting time for you and your family.

Please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will be happy to update your details for you.

I need to change the date of my delivery?

You can change the date of your delivery by logging in to your account or contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and we will be happy to change the details for you

How do I return an item?

You can return an item within 30 days of purchase. We enquire that the goods are sealed and in the original packaging.

Please ensure you include your name, address, order details and a contact number and the reason for the return

How endless will it take for my refund to show in my account?

Refunds are made within 14 days from the day we get the goods back from you. Refunds are subject to standard bank clearing times and can take up to 7 working days to show back in your account

The item is damaged can I get a refund?

In the unlikely event an item arrives damaged or is faulty, we will happily replace the item for you or issue a refund.

Please contact Customer Service on or email [email protected] and they will arrange everything for you.

Do you offer a discount for multi-pet households?

Each pet’s pack price will differ depending on pet type, weight and add-on products. There is no discount for multi-pet households.

I can’t log into my account what do I do?

Having problems logging into your account? It happens! Firstly, please check your email and password own been entered correctly.

If you are having difficulty remembering your password, please go to the Sign In sheet and click on forgotten password link. We’ll send you an email to your registered email address to reset it. If you own confirmed your email address and password are correct, next clear the cookies from your browser and attempt again.

How do I update my marketing preferences?

You can update your marketing preferences, including removing your name from our mailing list, from Your Account pages.

You can also opt-out of our emails using the link at the bottom of each marketing email you get.

Can I purchase Itch Pet products from a shop?

Itch Pet products can only be bought directly from

Do you ship abroad?

Itch Pet can only be delivered in the UK.

Can I attempt before I buy?

Itch Pet are offering a 1-month free trial which will assist you decide if you would love to continue with your subscription.

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Itch Flea Treatment

How does ITCH Flea kill fleas and ticks?

Itch Flea products are applied topically to your pet’s skin to prevent and treat external parasites including fleas, ticks and lice and contain two athletic ingredients called fipronil and s-methoprene.
Fipronil kills live adult fleas, lice and ticks on contact by interfering with the parasites’ central nervous systems. This leads to paralysis and death. (Sorry fleas!)
S-methoprene works by penetrating the shell of newly laid eggs or by being absorbed through the immature flea’s’ body surface to prevent their growth and further development into adults, thereby limiting an ongoing infestation.

Following application of the product these ingredients are stored in the hair follicles and oil glands of your pet’s jacket and distributed over the skin and jacket for a month, killing fleas and ticks as they come into contact with your pet’s skin.

How does my dog or cat get fleas?

There are a number of ways fleas can easily invade your home and make themselves comfortable on your pet and furniture:

  1. Your dog or cat can catch them from other household pets. You might not own noticed your pet cat or rabbit scratching more than usual, but if they aren’t treated too, they could easily transfer fleas to your dog.

  2. Wild animals such as foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels and rabbits can transport fleas into your back garden, and your pet could pick them up from there.
  3. If your dog socialises with other dogs when out on a stroll, they can pick up fleas from their new friends.
  4. If you come into contact with fleas yourself, these pesky parasites can hitch a ride on you or your clothing into your home.

How endless does it take before ITCH flea starts working?

Itch Flea kills fleas within 24 hours and ticks and lice within 48 hours after treatment.

Do fleas and ticks own to bite my pet for ITCH flea to start working?

As a monthly preventative product Itch flea doesn’t require fleas or ticks to bite your pet to work. It kills on contact working through the parasite’s outer shell. If your pet has an existing athletic flea infestation the parasites will already be biting your pet until the product is applied and starts to work. We recommend routine applications each month to ensure ongoing prevention. We’ll send you your treatment exactly when your pet needs it.

How ancient does my pet need to be?

ITCH Flea can be applied to:
Cats from 8 weeks ancient weighing 1kg or more.
Dogs from 8 weeks ancient weighing 2kg or more.

Do I need to apply more than once a month?

ITCH Flea works for 30 days. You only need to apply it to your pet once a month.
Although ITCH Flea protects against fleas in pets for up to 8 weeks, we recommend monthly treatment to tackle the equally pesky ticks and lice.

Why am I seeing more fleas on my pet after applying ITCH Flea?

Fleas rise to the top of your pet’s jacket as they are killed. If you see fleas after treating your pet it is an indication that the treatment is working.

Itch Flea works on contact to kill adult fleas and immature stages of development. If you own an existing infestation in your home, fleas could continue to jump onto your pet but will die when they come into contact with the product on your pet. If fleas persist after treatment, we would propose a household flea spray to assist break the flea life cycle and kill fleas living in your pet’s immediate environment which are yet to make contact with your pet. These sprays similarly work on the parasites’ central nervous systems, killing them. It’s significant to follow the manufacturer’s instructions as these products can be toxic to some species. We also recommend regular vacuuming before and after spraying the home, car and areas frequented by your pet.

If possible, wash your pet’s bedding regularly at 60 to assist protect against re-infestation.

How endless after application can my pet be bathed or go swimming?

ITCH Flea is effective for 30 days. However, it’s best to avoid situations where your pet could become drenched in water for at least 48 hours after application, for example swimming or bathing. Itch Flea could be removed from the skin and compromise treatment. Schedule in bath or swim time at least two days after application or just before. This way, your pet will be parasite-free, clean and fresh!

My dog/cat spends most of their time indoors, do I still need to use ITCH Flea treatments?

Even indoor pets can get fleas. Fleas can discover their way into your home on clothing or other animals. It’s still significant to regularly protect your dog or cat with a flea product.

Can I use ITCH Flea if my pet is on medication?

Before using ITCH Flea please check with your vet that it’s safe to use with your pet’s medication.

Can ITCH Flea be used on other animals (other than Dogs and Cats)?

ITCH Flea should ONLY be used on dogs and cats. Please DO NOT USE on Rabbits.

Does ITCH Flea kill anything other than fleas and ticks?

Yes, ITCH Flea kills biting lice.

How do I apply ITCH Flea to my pet?

Select a time when your pet is calm. Own treats nearby to reward excellent behaviour. If your pet is boisterous or doesn’t love being handled, get someone to assist you. Part the hair on the back of your pet’s neck, snap the top of the pipette, and apply the liquid to the exposed skin. Make certain to use the full pipette. Once applied, reward for excellent behaviour. Always apply to the back of the neck, to avoid your pet licking it off. Don’t apply to broken skin. Please avoid contact with your pets’ eyes and leave the area to dry before cuddling your pet.

For cats we recommended they stay inside for a few hours to make certain they are showing normal behaviour.
For pet owners, please avoid getting the product on your skin, or in your mouth or eyes. If you do get this in your eyes, immediately rinse with clean water. If you get this on your skin wash the area with clean soap and water. If you accidently swallow the treatment please seek medical advice immediately and show the package details to your doctor.

Do fleas pose a serious health threat to my pet?

Fleas can cause irritation to your pet. In some cases, fleas can cause Flea Allergic Dermatitis (FAD) which is a hypersensitive reaction to flea bites where your pet should see a vet.

Fleas may also transmit tapeworms to your pet. Tapeworms live inside your pet’s intestines, causing irritation, tiredness, weight loss and tummy upset.

What is the likelihood that ticks could transmit Lyme disease to my pet?

Ticks own now been shown to carry and transmit Lyme disease, not just to pets, but humans too. Lyme disease attacks the nervous system and can cause muscle aches, flu-like symptoms, and in extreme circumstances loss of movement.

Tick prevention is essential to protect pets and humans from Lyme disease.

If I notice a tick on my pet, what’s is the best course of action?

Tick removers are the best method of removing ticks. They are used to safely remove the tick, without leaving behind the head which could cause infection. Applying ITCH Flea to protect future tick infestation is advised. Cats are especially excellent at self-grooming, so you might feel they don’t need as much assist removing ticks.

Should I use ITCH Flea on my pet every year circular or only during the warmer months?

Fleas can infest your home and remain dormant in their egg state for numerous years.

During the winter months, fleas can live fairly comfortably in homes with central heating, and continue infesting your pet every year circular. The ITCH Flea monthly subscription service makes it simple for you to conquer fleas every year circular.

What is the difference between ITCH Flea and oral flea products?

As a spot-on treatment the main benefit of ITCH Flea is the ease of application especially if your pet is reluctant to take a tablet. ITCH Flea spreads across your pet’s jacket and kills on contact.

Oral flea products own to be swallowed by your pet and these generally work by being distributed throughout the body via the bloodstream and transferred to the tissues underneath the skin killing fleas only when they bite your pet. For more advice please speak to your vet.

Do I need a prescription for ITCH Flea?

No, ITCH Flea is a non-prescription product.

Are there any side effects of ITCH Flea?

Side effects are possible with most medication.

What does flea allergy dermatitis glance like

Although side effects with ITCH Flea are extremely unusual, we enquire every pet owners to be aware of behavioural changes or skin reactions. Rarely, some pets may experience a mild irritation where the product has been applied. It’s significant to apply the appropriately sized product correctly to prevent your pet from accidentally ingesting any of the liquid. Oral ingestion of the product could cause excessive saliva production, sickness and/or diarrhoea. If you notice potential side effects speak to a member of the ITCH Pet team or your vet.

Can ITCH Flea be used to treat Flea Allergy Dermatitis in my dog?

ITCH flea is not suitable to treat FAD. If a reaction occurs from a flea bite, please speak to your vet immediately.

Which ITCH Flea product is correct for my dog?

The beauty of Itch, is that by sharing your pet’s details with us we can tailor the correct dosage of treatment, personalised for your pet and send it to your letterbox, exactly when your pet needs it.

Is there an expiry date for ITCH Flea?

The expiry date can be found on the product packaging for ITCH Flea.

My Pet isn’t extremely well, can I still use ITCH Flea?

What does flea allergy dermatitis glance like

ITCH Flea should not be used on ill, convalescent animals or animals with known cases of hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. If your dog or cat is showing signs of illness, please chat to your vet before using ITCH Flea

How does Itch Flea protect the home from fleas?

Itch Flea:
— Kills adults fleas and ticks
— Kills flea eggs and larvae on your pet so can’t drop onto furniture, upholstery and carpets to lie dormant and hatch later
— Prevents every fleas stages (eggs, larvae and pupae) from developing
— Works for four weeks at a time
However, Itch Flea will not get rid of an established flea infestation.

For that, we recommend a household fleas spray. Watch this space for ITCH mega spray.

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A titre de propriétaires d’un animal de compagnie, c’est notre devoir de protège notre animal contre le danger.

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Mais parfois, ce sont les plus petits risques, ceux qu’on néglige, qui s’avèrent les plus problématiques.

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Au Canada, les tiques et les puces représentent une source de préoccupation croissante.

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Elles sont devenues une menace importante pour nos animaux.

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Saviez-vous qu’une seule puce peut piquer jusqu’à fois par jour?

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Et que le tiques peuvent transmettre des maladies potentiellement mortelles pour les animaux et les humains, comme la maladie de Lyme?

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Qui l’eut cru?

Ces minuscules parasites peuvent nous causer de gros problèmes!

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La bonne nouvelle, c’est qu’il est possible de protéger nos animaux de compagnie.

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En effet, on trouve chez le vétérinaire différents produits que l’on peut regrouper en deux catégories :

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Les produits a action générale, qui sont pris par voie orale.

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Et les produits a action non-générale, qui sont appliques directement sur la peau.

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Les produits a action générale, pris par voie orale, sont souvent offerts sous forme de comprimes a croquer.

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Ca semble intéressant, non?

Toutefois, c’est médicaments pénètrent dans la circulation sanguine de l’animal.

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Et donc, lorsqu’une puce ou une tique atterrit sur votre animal, elle DOIT absolument piquer et se nourrir de sang pour que le médicament puisse faire son effet.

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En fait, pour être tue, le parasite doit continuer a se nourrir jusqu’à ce qu’il ait ingéré suffisamment de médicament qui circule dans le sang de votre animal.

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Votre animal demeure donc vulnérable, puisque des maladies dangereuses peuvent être transmises par la piqure.

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Pour leur part, les produits topiques a action non générale agissent sur la peau de l’animal.

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Grace a ces produits, lorsque les puces ou les tiques entrant en contact avec la peau de votre animal, elles perdent toute coordination, ce qui laisse au médicaments le temps d’agir et de tuer les parasites.

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Ces produits réduisent considérablement la capacité des puces et des tiques a piquer votre animal, a s’y agripper et a se nourrir de son sang.

Ils diminuent donc également le risque de transmission de maladies.

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Avec les produits topiques a action non-générale, les puces et les tiques n’ont pas besoin de piquer pour être tuées.

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Vous aimez vos animaux et vous voulez les protéger.

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C’est donc logique d’utiliser des produits qui agissent au contact pour tuer les puces et les tiques.

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Demande a votre vétérinaire si la cure antipiqure convient a votre animal.

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Cure antipiqure.

Clinical features

The following three main allergy categories can be distinguished in cats and dogs: flea (and other insect bite) hypersensitivities, cutaneous adverse food reaction (AFR) and AD due to environmental allergens.

The clinical signs in the atopic dog are mostly distinct when compared to the atopic cat. A short overview of the main clinical features, diagnosis and treatment options in companion animals is given in Table 3.

Clinical features of feline atopy-like dermatitis

The manifestation of specific cutaneous reaction patterns [46] can indicate an allergic primary cause in cats. These involve head and neck pruritus, miliary dermatitis characterised by little crusted papules, self-induced alopecia without any other clinical lesions and eosinophilic lesions such as eosinophilic indolent ulcers, eosinophilic granulomas and eosinophilic plaques [32, 47].

In rare cases, untypical AD symptoms such as plasma-cell pododermatitis, seborrhoea, ceruminous otitis, facial erythema and exfoliative dermatitis were reported [31, 48]. Additionally noncutaneous signs such as sneezing, coughing, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea or vomiting can be presented in affected cats [32]. The disease onset can vary, but commonly it is under 3 years [31, 32], whereas the mean age for AFR is slightly higher (approximately 4–5 years) with a range from 3 months to 11 years [48]. In contrast to the dog, flea-bite hypersensitivity and environmentally induced and AFR glance much more similar in the cat [32].

Treatment of atopic dermatitis in little animals

Therapy selection depends on the pet’s condition, especially the severity of the lesions and degree of pruritus and owner preference and especially in cats—on the ability to medicate.

The therapy needs to be reassessed regularly and adapted to the individual [70]. With the exception of avoidance of the causative allergen [71

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Diagnosis

The diagnosis of flea allergy dermatitis is complicated by the grooming habits of pets. Cats in specific are extremely efficient at grooming out fleas, often removing any evidence of infestation. Fleas start biting within 5 minutes of finding a host, and there are no flea treatments that kill fleas before biting occurs.[3]


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