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Sep 17

News For This Month: Pets

Advantages of Flea and Tick Pills for Dogs

People all over the globe say it is a reassuring experience when they display love towards their pet. Numerous studies conducted have confirmed this to be true. But, absolutely, you would agree that it is a bit hard to watch our pet incessantly scratching his fur because of the itchiness from ticks and fleas.

Man’s love for pets has resulted in the manufacture of tick and flea-control products. There are huge varieties available, from topical solutions and ointments to tablets and flea bombs and all.

As per popular belief, these products work better when used together. If a dog likes to play in wet areas, for example – and most, if not all, dogs do – topical products may only be partially useful as the drugs they contain could simply end up being washed away. In that case, your dog must get an oral drug instead. As for flea bombs, yes they can also be effective, but only to a particular extent. Flea bombs can eliminate the ticks and fleas that could be lying around in your home, but as soon as your dog goes outside, he will no longer be protected. Flea bombs work to kill ticks and fleas inside your house, but as soon as your dog steps outside, he will not be protected anymore.

Considered an innovation in flea control and treatment, although not actually new in the market, are flea and tick pills for dogs.

So what advantages of flea and tick pills for dogs compared to other products produced for the same purpose?

Palatability

In most cases, flea and tick pills for dogs taste like beef, which makes administering them so much easier, both for the pet and the pet owner. As you may guess, the pills are simply combined with the dog’s meal.

Safety

Flea and tick pills for dogs are so safe even fourteen-week-old puppies can have them. Additionally, these products considered a ‘reduced-risk pesticide,’ meaning they are extremely toxic to those little critters but very safe for your dog.

Convenience

No need for you to isolate your pet while being treated. You can spend time him as usual even if you have given the medication.

Long-Lasting Effect

Some flea and tick pills for dogs last up to a week, but there are those that can be taken once a month and your dog will be protected for an entire 30 days. Such a convenient option indeed for those who are so busy and can’t find time to apply powder, lotion or ointments to their pets.

Veterinarians may even recommend pills for dogs that have skin problems since they do not agitate the skin. Long as you pick the right product, you will get the treatment you want. Not all pills are created equal, so do a bit of research and ask your vet for advice.