Keep furry friends flea free with workshop

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Pets at Home will hold a free workshop, providing pet owners with tips on how to help protect against unwanted visitors.

The team at the Ravenside store will be holding the flea and worm workshop tomorrow (Saturday), 2-3pm, to provide owners with tips on how to keep their four-legged friend flea and worm free.

Store manager, Debbie Lavender, said: “Fleas are small blood-sucking insects and love pets’ fur, beds and blankets. Difficult to see, they’re incredible jumpers, fast moving, only 2mm long and dark in colour.

“For every flea you see on your pet, there can be roughly 95 in your home at various stages of development, hidden in carpets, soft furnishings and even your own clothes. And rather worryingly, a flea left untreated can become hundreds in just 21 days!

“Similarly worms are nasty parasites which can cause a number of health problems, including upset stomachs, agitation and digestive problems.”

Pets at Home will be promoting its flea fighting force, a group of store colleagues who are fully trained to provide help and advice at the workshop. The store colleagues will even weigh pets for free in store to ensure the correct dosage is given.