With the temperature rising and humidity high, this time of year can be common for those pesky fleas and ticks to be around. You may find a few visitors to your salon facing this issue and you might have some questions on how to handle it. Firstly, lets get an idea of what we’re dealing with - fleas and ticks are similar in that they use their sharp mouth to cut into the skin and feed on the dog’s blood, leaving behind redness and irritation that can also transmit diseases to both humans and pets.
Fleas can jump 150 times their height and the female flea can lay 40-50 eggs in a day - just think how quickly an infected dog could infect your salon! In fact, fleas can live in your salon for up to 100 days without a blood meal.
We have lots to offer when it comes to preventing this issue as well as treating any infections.
Tropiclean Flea Bite Relief Treatment, is not just a shampoo, but an ultra-soothing medicated solution, formulated to stop itching and irritation from flea bites fast. This treatment contains AHAs which exfoliate the skin, cleaning pores and promoting healthy cells. It is also enriched with oatmeal and cocoa butter to help soothe and nourish the skin.
Not a shampoo, but an ultra-soothing medicated solution, formulated to stop itching and irritation from flea bites fast. Containing Alpha Hydroxys, this product is super effective and penetrates the lowermost levels of the skin, cleaning out the pores and promoting healthy cell exfoliation. Enriched with oatmeal and cocoa butter, supplying soothing nourishment for healthy skin.
Make sure you have some anti-flea and tick shampoos and treatments in your salon, especially at this time of year as you may come across more unexpected cases! Groom Professional’s Bye Bye Buzz range of shampoo and coat sprays is suitable for all coat types, and contains concentrated neem oil, which is not only anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and great for skin irritations, but is also a natural remedy to repel and remove ticks and fleas. The handy coat care spray is a great option to retail to customers asking for advice on how to keep the insects away. With a specific blend of citronella, tea tree oil, and lavender oil it actively repels insects immediately once sprayed, perfect to quickly spritz on before a walk! The deep cleansing shampoo also contains coconut oil to nourish the skin and coat from any irritations.
Formulated with natural ingredients and a revolutionary blend of plants and herbs, including Horsetail, Eucalyptus and Nettle, all working together to deter fleas, flies, mites and ticks.
For a more luxurious treatment in your salon, the Madra Mór Fortify/Flea Relief Mud is a massage mud treatment designed to relieve irritation from fleas and other parasites. The minerals and ingredients used in this product help to provide a natural flea and parasite relief whilst also fortifying for optimum skin health. Loaded with antiseptic and anti-fungal ingredients, this also makes a wonderful treatment for any dogs suffering from yeast problems.
If you have to treat an infected dog in your salon, remember it is also important to treat any infected areas of your salon too, to ensure there is no future exposure and risk of infection to you or any other doggy visitors.
PetCare by Groom Professional’s Flea & Tick Laundry Treatment is designed to wash away fleas, ticks and mites, making it ideal for sanitising pet bedding, towels and linen. The active ingredient Hygienic removes stains and odours and is scientifically proven to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses, even at 30º. It leaves active ingredients in the fabric, which continue to kill odours and bacteria
Our range of Groom Professional HyperclensPro formulas have been proven to be effective cleaners and disinfectants. With assured efficiency against numerous viruses such as Canine Paravovirus, fungi and bacteria in dirty conditions, it is an absolute salon essential! The perfect option for disinfecting down any areas of the salon or equipment used after treating a dog with fleas.