Parasites are organisms that feed at the expense of other living organisms.
Parasites are divided into:
Ectoparasites (Ecto = outside)
Ectoparastites are located on the animal and feed on parts of the skin or blood, which they absorb through the skin
Fleas, mites, lice, ticks
Endoparasites ( Endo = inside)
Endoparasites can reside throughout the body. They feed on blood, living tissue or even intestinal contents.
For all parasites, the more tissue they destroy, the more harmful they are.
The female fleas lay the flea eggs in the fur of the cat or dog, which then predominantly fall to the ground where the animal is resting: on the bed or in the sleeping basket. The flea larva develops from the flea egg. This develops into the flea pupa, from which the adult flea finally hatches. Under optimal conditions, this cycle lasts about three weeks.
Only the adult fleas suck blood. The flea larvae feed mainly on flea droppings that have fallen to the ground.
Signs of disease:
The flea bites lead to skin inflammation in the area of the bite. Cats often develop an allergy to the flea saliva. A skin inflammation with crusts and scales associated with severe itching then develops, mainly on the back.
The following measures can be taken to eliminate the flea problem: Flea treatment on the cat and the dog itself is best done by flea collars, by flea powder or by insecticide drops to be drizzled on the skin. In addition, the "growing fleas" should also be removed from the animals' environment. This is because the adult fleas are only on the animal to feed. This accounts for about 10% of their life. The other 90% is spent in the animal's environment. Frequent mopping of floors and skirting boards, washing of cloths, blankets and cushions on which the cat likes to linger and thorough vacuuming of carpets, wooden floors and upholstered furniture are suitable for this.
Good treatment includes:
Treatment of the animal
Treatment of the environment
Protecting the animal against new infestations with a long-term preparation
Tip: Before vacuuming, a mothball or the remainder of a shortened flea collar can be placed in the dust bag. In case of heavy flea infestation, an insecticide can support flea control in the home. An ambient flea spray is then sprayed on the non-washable surfaces (e.g. carpets and upholstery) in the area where the cat lies, right into the nooks and crannies. Cats and dogs wearing a new flea collar or recently treated with a flea powder or spray should not be petted by young children.
Ticks develop from the egg through the larval and nymph stages to adult ticks that reproduce again.
Each stage of development takes about a year. The tick only needs to feed once in each stage of development. It jumps onto the animal, bites down for a few days and sucks its fill of blood. Then it drops and waits for a new host until the next year.
Ticks are mainly found in the wild. This means that treatment can only take place when the tick has already bitten itself. If the animal is wearing a vermin band, the tick will die and fall off after one to two days. The tick can also be pulled out with special tick tweezers.
If you have any questions or problems, our trained team at Zoo Roco is at your disposal. They can give you professional advice on all questions.
Bunny Juniors Extra 180 gSupplementary food for the first four months of life of hamsters, dwarf hamsters, gerbils, color mice & ratsIn the short 4 months, your rodent has a higher need for additional food. A healthy supplementary food like Junior extra can help. Growing is supported with natural components.Covers the increased calcium and protein needsWith valuable power seeds & mealworms
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Feed dispenser for grains and seeds
This feeder for grains and seeds impresses with its modern design. The outside grids offer sitting and landing possibilities for your wild birds.
with removable roof
Plastic (tube for food)
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Ingredients: maize, oils and fats, peanuts 20.2%, bakery products, wheat, meal worms 2%;Feeding recommendation: Spread Bark-Butter onto coarse tree bark or other protected spots accessible to wild birds.
Royal DryThe Royale Dry floor mat is a unique of its kind. It is super durable, absorbs water and dirt like a sponge, is super soft and does not absorb odors. It is designed not to let moisture through. Putting it under a food bowl is just too perfect as it is antibacterial and has a non-slip bottom. The reason the Royal Dry Mat is so good is because of a fabric called chenille. Each of the fine noodles is made of millions of chenille threads. Thanks to these threads, this mat can absorb and hold 7 times its own weight in moisture.Microfiber chenille/100% polyesterMachine washable up to 30 degreesNon-slip bottomAnti-bacterial 61 x 45 cm
Scratches "Coriander" 60 x 30 x 30 cm
Coriander is a new, innovative scratching post that adds a new dimension to play. The rope of the coriander is resistant and consists of natural fibers.The catnip gives your cat even more adventure and fun with the Coriander. The toy is Removable and the wooden base is a very strong construction and does not just fall over.The Coriander is easy to put together.Composition Assembled: 60 x 30 x 30 cm
Scratches "Parsley" 30 x 30 x 33 cm
The Parsley Scratching Ball is an innovative new system for keeping your cat busy. With this fixed sisal-ball and the catnip her cat is stimulated to play and scratch and through the moving parts, she will be able to occupy herself long and extensively. The construction is very stable and does not fall over even during extensive games.The Parsley is easy to put together.
Mass mounted: 30 cm x 30 cm x 33 cm
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