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The flea lifecycle is a big reason why a flea problem is so difficult to get rid of. Adult fleas represent just 5% of the flea problem, with the rest hidden in your dog’s environment - such as your dog’s bedding, your carpet and under furniture.
Fleas need a blood meal before they can reproduce
Fleas jump onto their host, bite and feed immediately
They inject “itchy” saliva which is what makes your dog start scratching
Female fleas need a full 24 hours of feeding before they are able to lay their first egg
Fleas can cause itching and skin irritation, which can be frustrating and uncomfortable for your dog. They can also carry tapeworm and bacteria that can infect other pets, and in rare cases even your human family. If your dog has a flea allergy, it can cause even more intense itching that can lead to hair loss and skin infections due to scratching
Simparica chews work fast, killing fleas within 3 hours and kills them all within 8 hours1 – giving your best friend a full 35 days of flea protection. Treat your dog with one chew on the 1st of each month. That’s easy to remember!
Simparica is one of the tastiest flea treatments around. 93% of dogs voluntarily consume Simparica within one minute. However, we understand that some dogs just aren’t keen on a chewable so in the rare instance that your dog doesn’t eat Simparica we will give you a refund. Please check our terms and conditions at the bottom of the page to see if you meet the criteria.
Terms & Conditions for the money back guarantee: Applies to a single pack of Simparica only. Simparica must be given to the dog within the expiry date and as per the label instructions. Client must be an individual pet owner (not a business) and notify the clinic/store within two weeks of purchase to qualify and the clinic/store must promptly complete the details and provide proof of purchase. Zoetis will provide the clinic/store with a reimbursement of x1 Simparica single after the details have been provided to Zoetis and it has been satisfied that Simparica has been tried with food and the dog still refuses to consume it. Only one claim is to be made per dog and Zoetis has the right to refuse reimbursement of any Simparica single if Zoetis believes the above criteria has not been met (acting in its own discretion) or it believes that claims are being made in bad faith e.g. if reoccurring claims are being made. From participating retailers.
Reference 1. Zoetis. Comparative Speed of Kill of Sarolaner Administered Orally against Induced Infestations of C. felis on Dogs. A160R-US-13-344. 2015.
Zoetis New Zealand Limited. Tel: 0800 963 847; www.zoetis.co.nz. SIMPARICA is a registered trade mark of Zoetis. ACVM No. A11219.