All dog owners should make sure that they’re fully aware of the dangers of pesky parasites, which can prove to be a right pain for us, our furry friends, our family and our homes.
A nuisance at best; ticks, fleas and worms can turn into a really serious and sometimes dangerous problem for dogs if they aren’t treated or prevented in the correct way.
Since our founding in 1892 by Robert Martin, who identified a need to give pets the nutrition they required, we’ve been at the forefront of protecting our pets for over a hundred years.
The Bob Martin Flea and Tick range has every product you need to help keep you, your dog and your home safe and free of pesky parasites.
Fleas and ticks are really common in dogs and can cause problems if left untreated, but you can take steps to prevent and resolve the issue effectively and quickly with our range.
Used correctly, spot on products, tablets, collars and other Bob Martin Clear products for dogs will swiftly deal with any unwelcome visitors and minimise the risk of an infestation.
How do I know if my dog has fleas?
- Your pet will scratch or bite persistently.
- Check your pet for black and reddish flecks of ‘flea dirt’ on the neck area, behind the ears, at the base of the tail and fur on the tummy.
- Place your pet on some white paper, then comb them with a flea comb. Flecks of black which change to red when you wet the paper are flea dirt.
How do I know if my dog has ticks?
- If you live in a tick-prevalent area it’s worth checking your pet regularly by running your fingers through their coat feeling for a little lump, look inside their ears and between their toes. They are usually easy to see and feel.
- If you find a tick on your pet, it’s best to remove it as soon as possible as it can spread disease. If you’ve never removed a tick before, or you’re unsure how to do it, you should consult your vet who can show you – if you don’t remove the tick properly you risk leaving the head buried beneath the skin, which can result in a nasty abscess.
If your dog has fleas or ticks, you’ll need to treat them straight away. Check out our Treatment products here to make sure you deal with the problem quickly. You should also treat your home for flea infestations to ensure you eradicate the problem fully.
If your dog doesn’t have fleas and you want to keep it that way, you should take a look at our prevention range to keep parasites at bay.