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Pet health: treating fleas and ticks

Charles Gladwin considers the lifecycle of fleas and ticks, their prevalence, the sorts of problems they cause for pets (and humans), and approaches to dealing with infestations

This module is about the pharmacy management of fleas and ticks in pets.


To improve your knowledge of OTC treatments for fleas and ticks.


After completing this module you should:

  • Be familiar with the main issues around infestations of fleas and ticks in common pets
  • Be confident advising pet owners on the most suitable treatment and management in each case.


Charles Gladwin is a pharmacist and medical writer.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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