A Simple Plan: Animals

Effective Flea and Tick Medication Two of the most effective flea and tick medication are both Topical and Oral Medicines. When you use topical mediation, it is not something that your pet takes in but is usually applied directly on your pet’s skin which you are required to do monthly. This topical medication is usually applied between the shoulder blades or at the base of the neck. Since fleas and ticks are killed on the spot with this mediation, it is aptly called ‘spot-on’ medication. This prevents fleas and ticks to reside in your dog’s fur and it is very effective and very much unlike oral medicines where the fleas and ticks have to bite the dog first before they get poisoned and killed. Although both topical and oral medication repel fleas and ticks what is good about topical medication is that it naturally spreads throughout the entire body of your pet through the natural oil on its fur, and are then embedded in the skin pores of your dog. There will be a slow release of this chemical which is deposited in the skin pores through a month’s time. The deposited chemicals are hidden under the skin and is water resistant so you can still let your dog bathe and swim and it will not affect the topical medication you have applied. The side effects of topical mediation is discomfort to your dog and sometimes skin irritation, but they are the most common and effective flea and tick preventive medication. Oral medicine is also a preventive measure but is very much different from spot-on products since it prevents other parasites found inside the dog’s body. Heartworm, roundworm, hookworm, and whipworms are also prevent by oral medicine in combination with other medication.
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Closely resembling spot on products are flea and tick collars that can also help prevent flea and ticks from residing on the dog’s body. The correct use of this collar can be very effective. It is very convenient to use flea collars and they are highly effective when there is infestation especially if your pet spends time outdoors.
Looking On The Bright Side of Dogs
Another option is a dip or a solution where the dog immerses in and when the product is allowed to dry on the skin. However, you should not let the dog dip frequently since this takes away the natural oil found in your dog’s fur and it can dry up. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions of use and disposal for whatever method you choose to use. You should not only eliminate flea and ticks from your pet’s coat, but make sure the immediate environment of your pet is free from fleas and ticks too. Carpet powder, spray, and forgers can be used to do this. Forgers are especially effective for outdoors and very useful in highly flea infested areas.