From tick & flea treatments to vitamins & calming products for pets, here’s how we can help look after your furry friends

This article is sponsored by FRONTLINE PLUS®, Vitabiotics, FELIWAY® & ADAPTIL®

At Boots, we don’t just care about your health and wellbeing, we’re also here to help look after your pets. After all, they’re a part of the family too! If you’ve got a four-legged friend, we know how important their health and happiness is to you, which is why we’ve got a whole range of pet products for taking care of cats and dogs.

From tick and flea treatments to supplements* to support their nutritional needs, and calming solutions, here are just some of the pet products available at Boots to help make your life as a pet parent that bit easier.

Flea & tick treatment & prevention

When unwanted visitors like fleas and ticks decide to camp out on your pet, it’s important to jump on the problem straight away.

Not only can fleas cause itching and discomfort when they bite your pets, they could result in other issues including allergic reactions and blood loss. Fleas can live for a long time and lay eggs around the home which can hatch into more fleas, so it’s recommended to find a suitable flea treatment for the home as well as your pet.

Ticks can drop onto your pet’s fur when they’re out and about, especially if they spend time in woodland or long grass. These small spider-like creatures can carry a bacterial infection called Lyme disease which can be passed onto dogs, and sometimes cats, if bitten by an infected tick. Humans can be bitten by ticks brought in by pets and infected, too. Our article on Lyme disease covers more information on what to do if you spot a tick on yourself or experience symptoms of the disease.

It’s important to check your pets regularly for ticks and get rid of them straight away with a tick removal tool for pets, which you can get at the vets or a pet shop.

To help prevent and treat fleas and ticks in pets, consider our range of FRONTLINE PLUS® spot-on treatments available for both cats and dogs. (Make sure never to use a cat treatment on a dog or vice versa as this can be harmful. It's also important to know the weight of your pet in order to select a suitable product).

Consider: FRONTLINE PLUS® Spot-On Cat

• 3 x 0.5ml pipettes

• For cats 8 weeks or older, weighing at least 1kg 

• Can be used on cats during pregnancy

• Kills fleas, ticks and lice

• Clinically proven

• FRONTLINE PLUS® is the brand you know for the pet you know best

• 94% pet owner satisfaction rating^

FRONTLINE PLUS® works to kill both ticks and fleas on your pet and stop flea eggs from hatching in your home. When used on cats, it kills ticks for up to two weeks, fleas for four weeks and it helps prevent the development of flea eggs for six weeks. For optimal protection, apply at the base of your cat’s neck in one spot every four weeks.

‡FRONTLINE PLUS® contains fipronil and (S)-methoprene. UK: AVM-GSL. Further information available in the SPC or from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health UK Ltd., Bracknell, RG12 8YS, UK. Email: FRONTLINE PLUS® is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health France SCS, used under licence. ©2023 Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health UK Ltd. All rights reserved. Date of preparation: October 2023. UI-PHC-0114-2023. Use medicines responsibly. Always read the package leaflet.

Contains Fipronil 10% w/v & (S)-methoprene 12% w/v. Always read the label. This is a medicine; consult your vet if your pet has an underlying medical condition, is on any other medication or if symptoms persist. Check product information carefully before using if your pet is pregnant or lactating and seek advice if they suffer from allergies.
Supplements for dogs & cats

It goes without saying that your pets need a healthy and balanced diet, just like we do! Your vet can advise on the best dog or cat food to choose for your pet’s nutritional needs, and you should also make sure they’re regularly drinking water to keep them happy and hydrated.

If you feel like your pet would benefit from some extra nutritional support, you could consider a pet supplement under the supervision of your vet.*  

Consider: Vitabiotics SuperDog Health & Vitality – 60 Chewable Tablets

• From Vitabiotics, the UK's No.1 vitamin company^^

• Suitable for all sizes and breeds of dog

• Not suitable for puppies under the age of 12 months

• Supports Battersea Dogs’ & Cats’ Home with every purchase†

With a delicious braised beef flavour, these chewable tablets are packed with a blend of 25 essential canine nutrients including zinc for immune support and vitamins A, C, D and E. They also include Hebridean seaweed to help support coat growth and colour as well as linseed oil to maintain healthy skin.

Home diffuser kits for pets

It’s not just the physical health of our pets that’s important. Their mental health also needs taking care of. A great place to start is by creating a calming home environment, whether that’s filling it with their favourite toys to keep them entertained or finding the perfect pet bed for them to relax and sleep in. You could also consider trying a home diffuser which releases a comforting blend of pheromones into the air.

Consider: FELIWAY® Optimum Diffuser Starter Kit for Cats

• Suitable for any cat or kitten

• Use 1 diffuser for an area up to 70m2 (approx. size of a 3-bed house)

• 30-day supply

• Contains Feline pheromones analogue complex (FPHC) 2%

This plug-in diffuser sends out a vapour carrying a feline pheromone complex that mimics the pheromones produced naturally by cats, some of which contain invisible calming messages. It helps cats cope with our modern lifestyles and feel calmer during environmental changes and conflicts, along with times when they show signs of stress such as scratching, urine spraying and fear or anxiety.

Consider: ADAPTIL Calm Home Diffuser Starter Kit For Dogs

• Suitable for dogs of all ages

• Each vial lasts up to 4 weeks

• Covers an area equivalent to a 3-bed house (50-70m2)

• Up to 5 refills can be used before the diffuser should be replaced

• Contains canine appeasing pheromone analogue 2%

Filling your home with a reproduction of the canine appeasing pheromone, this discrete plug-in is designed to help comfort both puppies and adult dogs. It can be used to help your puppy stay composed during training and housebreaking, as well as supporting all dogs during challenging situations such as fireworks, thunderstorms, new babies or houseguests.

And there you have it! Our round-up of pet products we bet you didn’t know you could buy alongside your health and beauty shop at Boots. Some other products you may want to consider include our range of dog shampoo and deshedding brushes? Or head straight to our full range of pet products to complete your shop.

*Supplements should not be used as a replacement for a varied and balanced diet. Consult a vet before giving your pet supplements.
^IPSOS, 2020, U&A pet Parasiticides.
^^Source: Nielsen GB ScanTrack Total Coverage Value Sales 52w/e 15.07.23.
†Vitabiotics Ltd gives 35p + VAT from each SuperDog product sold to Battersea Dogs’ Home Limited which donates its profits to Battersea Dogs’ & Cats’ Home (registered charity number: 206394). Email: or write to: Ad Validation, Marketing Department, Vitabiotics Ltd, 1 Apsley Way, London, NW2 7HF