You may see fleas in your pets coat or what looks like black grit (flea dirt). Fleas can usually be found around the base of the tail or on the tummy.

Fleas can be picked up in the garden, on a walk or in the park as well as from other pets.

You will need to use a flea repellent to avoid your pet attracting fleas. Spot on treatments, flea collars, sprays, shampoos and powders will kill and repel fleas.

You can purchase flea treatments at your vets or in your pet shop or pharmacy