National pet retailer Jollyes has increased the number of store colleagues qualified to dispense licensed flea and tick treatments in time for the peak season of warmer weather.
The company has invested in training to make sure that every store has a colleague rated as a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) to prescribe flea, tick and worming treatments classed as authorised veterinary medicines.
Jollyes now has 102 trained SQP colleagues, enough to cover every store. Each store has also had weighing machines installed so pets can be assessed in any consultation.
There is also a team of SQPs available to deal with online customers who want to order authorised medicines from the Jollyes website.
Jollyes’ commercial director Chris Burns said: “Warmer weather in recent years has made the flea season more intense, so owners need to be on their guard.
“Thanks to our SQP training and our range of authorised and over-the-counter treatments, we can help customers keep down the expense of treatments so they can avoid a scratchy spring or summer.”