Fun in the sun also means protection.
Many different products to help prevent fleas, ticks, and parasites have been formulated over the years to fit your dog or cats lifestyle. So remember to do your research.
The sun is out, and we know you’re all itching to get out there and play. But remember to take precautions so you’re not bringing the itch back home!
For example, a camping/hiking dog should have prevention for flea, tick, and heartworm. And a dog that’s strictly indoors maybe not so much.
And cat’s too. Maybe you have a cat that’s mostly indoors….Revolution might be all your cat needs, controlling the population of fleas, along with preventing heartworm, mites, and some parasites.
But a pet that’s mostly outdoors, with new fleas and ticks hitching a ride on a daily basis….. Maybe you need a more stronger topical to deter them.
Dogs that love to swim may need tablet form or water proof topicals.
Some topicals not only prevent fleas, but ticks, biting flies, and or mosquitoes.
Here are a few just to get started…..
A monthly topical proven effective for years killing fleas and some parasites. Great for outdoor pets as it kills adult fleas within 10 minutes of contact. A waterproof application repelling ticks, mosquitoes, and biting flies.
A monthly topical that repels and kills fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, biting and sand flies, lice and mites (excluding mange mites).
Bravecto has become a very popular tablet form of flea and tick control getting praise for it’s “long lasting” effects, and not needing to worry about it washing off.
Although some oral flea controls can come with health risks and guide lines.
Be sure to always read the label. These products should never be given without an exam by your veterinarian.
Dogs that are prone to seizures should never be given an oral flea control, and always take great caution with seniors. Senior pets may have other medical conditions that you may not yet be aware of, which could make them more vulnerable to side effects.
Do keep in mind, if your pet suffers from flea allergies a tablet form might not be the way to go. As the irritation of a flea biting once could still send the skin into a rage.
Both natural flea and tick treatments safe to spray directly on your dog, and can also be used to treat upholstery, pet bedding, carpets, and more. The smell is tolerable, but do be ready for a somewhat minty or pine scent. They both contain essential oils that kill fleas and ticks on contact, but also kill flea eggs as well.
Remember prevention is the key to keeping your pet healthy.
There are so many Illness and disease transmitted by mosquitos, ticks, and fleas….
Check with your veterinarian to see what would suit your dog. Also know that these manufacturers compete, so don’t forget to ask about those free extra tubes or Spring and Summer promotions!!!
Wishing you safe and sunny days! ❤