25 November 2010

Keep Fluffy flea-free this summer

Ensure that your pets are de-flea'd, de-ticked and vaccinated before travelling this summer.


Ensure that your pets are de-flea'd, de-ticked and vaccinated before travelling.

If you're travelling with your best friends this summer, make sure the only bites you'll have to contend with come from the travel bug. Treat your pets for fleas before making your way down to the coast or bushveld, both to ensure a flea-free holiday and to prevent foreign fleas from inviting themselves along when you return home after a fun-filled family holiday.

While fleas are a problem all year round, the warmer weather and increased humidity provide the ideal conditions for fleas and ticks to breed.

Also remember that all pet owners are required by law to vaccinate their animals against rabies and to keep the vaccination certificate on hand while travelling. In light of the recent outbreak of rabies in Gauteng, this vaccination is crucial to ensure the well-being of your pets and your family this holiday. Pet owners can visit their local vet to have their animals vaccinated and to obtain a certificate verifying the vaccination.

For more information about the dangers of ticks and fleas, and how to protect your pets and your family, visit or call 0860 MERIAL 0860 637425.


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