Do you have questions about your cat or dog’s health? Seresto Flea and Tick Control collar have called on the TV vet and animal expert, Rory Cowlam, to answer your questions - £200 voucher to be won

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BellaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Apr-21 10:35:44

Please note, we are no longer taking questions on this thread.

Whatever life may bring, our pets are always there to love us unconditionally. As an important part of the family, it’s only right we treat them with the utmost care they deserve. With this in mind, Rory Cowlam, Seresto’s expert vet, will be on hand to help answer your questions on your cat’s or dog’s healthcare.

Here’s some more information about Rory the Vet:

“Rory is a respected voice within the veterinary industry with an ever-growing career in broadcast. His warmth and knowledge shine through on his regular appearances on programmes such as ITV's Lorraine, BBC's Blue Peter, CBBC HQ as well as BBC Breakfast and Sky News. A graduate from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015 he has since gone on to a full-time career as a member of the Neighbourhood vet practice based in East Dulwich, London. Rory's ethos is based around education and communication which saw him become an Amazon best-selling author in 2020 with his debut book ‘Secret Life of a Vet’ published by Hodder.”

Here’s what Seresto has to say:

“You don’t want to be thinking about fleas and ticks when you should be enjoying play time with your pet! We at Seresto are keen to ensure that nothing gets in the way of the special bond between you and your pet. We know life is busy, and monthly flea and tick treatments can feel like just another thing to try and remember. That’s why Seresto collars provide 7-8 continuous months of flea and tick protection, allowing you to forget monthly treatments once and for all. Give your pet Seresto - the long-lasting flea and tick protection that lets pets play on!”

So whether you have a question on how to prevent your pet from getting fleas and ticks, or maybe this is the first time you’ve had a dog and want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep them happy and healthy, post your question on this thread for Rory the Vet to answer. Rory will be back on the week of the 3rd May to answer some of your questions.

Everyone who shares a question on the thread below will be entered into a prize draw where one lucky Mumsnet user will win a £200 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!


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CovidCorvid Mon 19-Apr-21 10:38:33

My question is why does my dog still have fleas and ear mites even though she has a correctly fitting seresto collar on. Correct collar size for weight of dog, she’s been wearing it for 4 weeks.

Last summer she had one and I still found ticks on her most days but no fleas last year thankfully.

The house doesn’t seem to have fleas and the cats don’t have fleas, just the dog!

DoctorBambino Mon 19-Apr-21 14:24:44

What is the best way to introduce a dog to a new baby?

lovemyflipflops Mon 19-Apr-21 16:09:54

I have a long haired short legged dog - and groom and bath when he gets dirty paws - is there a product I can add to his shampoo which will help (he is a Maltese)

littlecottonbud Mon 19-Apr-21 16:11:16

How do you know if your dog has fleas or ticks - what are the outward signs - are they easy to spot (I have a Doodle cross)

DinkyDaffodil Mon 19-Apr-21 16:31:54

Can dog fleas spread to cats- and vice versa - and is there a spray you can use universally for both ?

numberoneson Mon 19-Apr-21 17:55:16

My question's not about parasites at all, since you didn't specify exactly what type of health problems could be asked about .... mine is: my Chinese Crested Dog, who's 9, has been diagnosed as having a Grade 2 heart murmer and I'd really like to know more about this. For instance is it bound to worsen, or might it stay at Grade 2? (He's feeling fit & well & playful in himself) Are there other complications which might arise as a result of his heart murmer? Is his lifespan likely to be affected?

BristolMum96 Mon 19-Apr-21 18:29:33

Is a flea collar enough or do I need to apply topical gel to my cat also?

Wolfiefan Mon 19-Apr-21 18:32:44

Is a seresto collar toxic to humans? Can it affect for instance a child who pets the dog?

Cotswoldmama Mon 19-Apr-21 19:02:41

Does anti fur ball dried cat food work? Our 14 year old cat long haired cat seems to be coughing up more fur balls than usual but it could just be her age and that she's not leaving the house so much where she may have coughed them up previously outside so we didn't notice!

Carriecakes80 Mon 19-Apr-21 19:13:58

Hiya! How often should you bathe your dog? and what is the best dog shampoo to use for them? And should I ever bathe my young cat. She's just turned a year old and loves water! Thanks! :-)

Blueberry40 Mon 19-Apr-21 19:18:39

My dog has refused to eat in the mornings for a month or so- I think he’s hungry as sometimes he will vomit bile but just refuses to eat. He eats fine later in the day and has a big meal at dinner time but is there a reason why he no longer wants to eat breakfast?

Downriver Mon 19-Apr-21 19:26:39

Why does my cat sit in any box that enters the house? She sits in one all day. Is she depressed?

LTsMum1 Mon 19-Apr-21 19:58:51

What's best for a dog with sensitive skin/suspected allergies ?

fishnships Mon 19-Apr-21 20:12:19

Because of lockdown last year we missed our cat's yearly booster. Now she has to re-start and have two jabs four weeks apart. What are the possible consequences?

MummyBtothree Mon 19-Apr-21 20:25:36

Can my dog catch fleas from hedgehogs?

HarrietHardy Mon 19-Apr-21 20:25:48

What's in the collars? Is it the usual pesticides or something else?

Not looking forward to another flea-infested summer. Nothing works any more.

picklemewalnuts Mon 19-Apr-21 21:23:05

How do I clean my dog's ears? One is a bit inflamed from constant scratching- ear mites are an ongoing problem. How can we treat them? He hates us going near his ears.

LetsGoChamp Mon 19-Apr-21 21:45:16

We have a husky X and she is flea treated as she should be yet every year she gets them and with her thick coat they are a nightmare to get rid of as they end up in the house and on other pets.

We’ve tried the prevention but what is the best cure to actually get rid once they’re already infested?

EvilHerbivore Mon 19-Apr-21 22:21:43

I have cats that are siblings (boy/girl) from the same litter. Sometimes they love each other but sometimes they break out into fighting (usually her on him). They have both been neutered.
I know siblings will fight but is there any way to achieve harmony most of the time?

EdgeOfFortyNine Tue 20-Apr-21 06:37:46

Our very lively and active dog is nearly five. A couple of times over the last year he's shown signs of mild discomfort in his back hip. The vet said it's possibly that he's just over-done things for a few days and advised plenty of rest.
Is there anything else we can do to prevent further problems? Any supplements you would recommend? We're aware of hip dysplasia.
Thank you.

voyager50 Tue 20-Apr-21 08:34:30

My friend's cat looks like it has been attacked by another cat - she doesn't want to take him to the vet as she says it is healing but should he be checked out in case the wounds get infected?

pushchairprincess Tue 20-Apr-21 16:41:37

My 11 year old Westie has just started snarling when I groom him, I've tried doing less grooming more often, with treats inbetween to calm him, do you think this is just due to old age and being grumpy, or he has an underlying issue with being in discomfort - maybe arthritis in his kneck. What do you recommend re grooming - this is where I can catch any fleas he may have lurking

TheBullfinch Tue 20-Apr-21 17:31:02

My 14 year old cat had Hyperesthesia. Is there anything that helps? I was told to switch her to a 'no additives' cat food but she wouldnt eat it. Apart from that, she lives a quiet happy life in a quiet, single person household (no stress).

Also, she's 2 months overdue her Feline Flu vaccine because of Covid. Will she need a booster too?

My vet is less than useless and the nearest good one is 7 (vomit inducing) miles away.

PollyRoulson Tue 20-Apr-21 18:43:11

What is your view on the recomendation to recall Seresto collars in the US?

Are they safe to use?

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