The flea lifecycle – break it to get rid of fleas
Learn more about fleas
Click to see common ticks infesting dogs in Australia
Finding and removing ticks as early as possible is essential. Until they start feeding they are small in size.
Once attached, the tick becomes embedded in the skin, injecting toxin as it feeds on blood and increases in size.
Engorged adult ticks can reach about 1 cm in length. The toxin can cause paralysis and even death if not treated quickly
Brown dog ticks are found across Australia. They can cause skin irritation and anaemia with heavy infestations.
Brown dog ticks may also transmit microscopic parasites such as Babesia, which can result in severe anaemia.
Bush ticks are found along parts of the wast and west coast of Australia. They can cause skin irritation and can transmit infectious diseases.
Learn more about ticks on dogs
Does your dog have mites?
Mite infestation, also called mange, can cause severe skin or ear irritation and impact your dog’s quality of life. Some mites can also be transmitted from dogs to humans, causing a disease known as scabies.
Simple, monthly dosing of NexGard for Dogs or NexGard SPECTRA for Dogs helps keep your dog healthy by treating and controlling mange and ear mites.