No Bite Is Right is a national awareness campaign which aims to inform you about the risks that flea and tick bites can pose to your pet, yourself and your family.


  • Ticks that die


    cannot spread

  • Fleas can cause


    in both humans and animals

  • A female flea can
    lay around

    2,000 EGGS

    in her lifetime

  • A UK survey found that

    23% OF DOGS

    had ticks, often
    without the owner’s knowledge2

  • Undisturbed ticks


    for around 5 to 7 days before letting go and dropping off1



Long grass is where these bloodsuckers lie in wait for passing dogs and cats to brush past to attach themselves. Ticks have eight legs rather than six, and their bodies are composed of only two sections. Ixodes ricinus is the most common tick in the UK and Ireland. They are generally found in rural areas.

How will ticks affect my pet?

  • Ticks have highly developed mouthparts, which allow them to pierce a hole through the skin and feed on blood.
  • They can cause reactions at the site of attachment.
  • Ticks may cause anaemia if there is a severe infestation in a young animal.
  • Ticks can transmit diseases such as Lyme Disease.
  • Diseases such as Babesiosis and Ehrlichioisis can also be transmitted to pets when travelling abroad, therefore regular tick preventative treatments for travelling pets are important.

Can this parasite affect human health?

  • Yes, ticks can also attach themselves to humans and transmit tick-borne diseases.
  • The most important risk associated with ticks in the UK & Ireland is a disease they can transmit called Lyme Disease.
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Ask your vet about a preventative product against FLEAS & ticks.


These critters will share your home if they’re given the chance. They are small, wingless insects, just a few millimetres long, with back legs that are modified for jumping. The majority of the flea’s life cycle occurs off the animal in the home.

How will fleas affect my pet?

  • Fleas will bite cats, dogs, rabbits and even humans!
  • Adult fleas feed on blood by biting your pet.
  • Fleas can cause Flea Bite Dermatitis by irritating the skin of the animal.
  • Fleas can also be responsible for the transmission of viral and bacterial diseases.

How do fleas survive?

  • Eggs are laid on the animal but fall into the environment, for instance into your pet’s bedding or carpets.
  • Only 5% of the flea population is on the animal – i.e. 95% is in the environment in the form of eggs, larvae and pupae.
  • Fleas can pass from one infected animal to another – this can include humans!
  • When treating the environment it is important to treat all areas that the pet goes; bedding, sofa, bed, carpet, car etc…
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  • Speak to your vet

    Find out about a personalised parasite protection plan for your pet.

    Download Pet Assessment
  • Prevention Tips

    Useful pointers to help keep your pet parasite-free.

    Prevention Tips
  • Spread the word

    Spread the message to help keep other pets
    in your community safe.

1. Lyme Disease Action. 2. Smith et al., Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2011) 25, 377–384.