They say a dog is a man’s best friend and true to this saying, dogs in many circumstances have been known to possess a range of abilities that make them both charming and loyal. Fleas and ticks can be of harm to human beings therefore it can be a real danger when your pet dogs are infested with parasites. It is important to nip this problem in the bud before it spreads becomes a problem that will require more attention. Before buying medication for your dog’s use it is important to look into the following because there are many options available.
A dog’s health is important, therefore before introducing new products to them consider the age, how they have reacted to other products before and what breed they are because what works for one breed may not be preferred for another. There are many different options to serve this purpose therefore it is important to consult your veterinarian before going about buying medication for your dog. Some medical options are the ones that are applied to a dogs neck and left to dry for while. This medication is instantly effective as it kills fleas and ticks and prevents any future occurrence of the same problem by repealing.
Some people prefer to give their pets’ oral medication. Oral medicine works great but it does not have the ability to repel fleas and ticks directly like the one applied at the base of the neck. After orally medicating the dogs it important to keep an eye on them because they could get side effects like vomiting and diarrhea as a result of stomach upsets. Product chosen should positively affect the dog. Therefore, it is necessary to know your products and how they are likely to affect your dog. Some other products available for flea and tick prevention are collars that contain chemicals that can kill and repel this parasite from a dog’s body. There are shampoos, sprays and powders that can be used directly on the dogs to kill the pests, although they are not effective look term they work well and they can be a temporary fix while you try to find a more permanent solution.
There are other ways you can use to control and prevent an infestation aside from medication. Tall grasses and bushes are likely to be infested with fleas and ticks therefore, you should keep your dogs away from such places. Do not wait to be in harm’s way before you take a stand, treat your house and yard to ensure that your family and your doc are safe from pests. Carefully check your dog each day to ensure that they are not infested and also to be sure that everything is okay.