Flea Checks

Flea treatment and prevention

Fleas are incredibly itchy and irritating for your pet, but they also cause health issues that are easily preventable. That’s why we offer complimentary* flea checks.

What happens during a flea check?

During a flea check, your vet will complete a thorough check of your pet for any signs of fleas. This includes searching for the fleas themselves, their eggs, or any redness or irritation that can be created by the parasites.

The flea check will also include a full nose-to-tail check to ensure your pet has a clean bill of health.

Your vet will advise you on how to look for signs of fleas at home and explain the risks that fleas can cause on your pet’s overall health. They’ll also be happy to discuss the best preventative flea treatment for the individual needs of your pet, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Why are flea checks important?

Preventing fleas is an essential part of your pet’s regular care. These tiny parasites live off of your pet’s blood and can cause a number of issues including anemia, allergic reactions, and some diseases.

Not only are they a danger to your pet, but they can also make their way to you and other family members. Flea eggs can survive for a very long time in soft furnishings and carpets, so preventing the problem is far more effective than cure.

To book your pet in for a complimentary flea check, please contact your local Medivet practice.

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*T&Cs: This offer is not valid for pre-existing conditions. Complimentary flea checks are only available at participating Medivet practices. Complimentary flea check appointments are limited and must be booked in advance. If you feel your pet requires a consultation appointment, please notify a member of the team at the time of booking your flea check. Treatment costs incurred for pets found to be ill during the flea check are not included. Flea and worm treatment will be chargeable. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other current Medivet offer. Medivet reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without prior notice. Read our full terms and conditions here.