Pets Tips for The Average Joe

Pets Tips for The Average Joe

How to Care for Dogs Infested with Fleas and Ticks.

The dog stays true to its owner, it is called a man’s best friend because they are loyal, they protect and look out for their owners because it is their nature. It can get challenging for families when pets dogs are infested with fleas and ticks because most times these pests can spread to other areas of your home causing more harm. For this reason it is necessary to take the right steps towards preventing this problem before it turns into a hazard. Before buying medication for your dog’s use it is important to look into the following because there are many options available.
Different breeds may react differently to different products, this among other factors like age, health condition and previously used medications are some factors to consider before buying new medication for you dog. Consulting your veterinarian before buying products for your dog is the first thing you should do so they can suggest for you what will work for your dogs out of the many options available. Among the medications available are the ones that can be applied directly to a dog’s neck at the base and left to dry. This medication is instantly effective as it kills fleas and ticks and prevents any future occurrence of the same problem by repealing.

For some oral medication is the way to go when it comes to choosing how to care for their dogs. 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. Is therefore essential to look at the products and what it contains to make sure it positively work for your pet 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. Some short-term solution available for dealing with fleas and ticks are the use of sprays, powders and powders made specifically for this purpose but this can be done while looking for a long-term plan to prevent this pest.

Apart from medication, there are other steps you can take towards making sure your dogs pest free. First is to keep you dogs away from areas with tall grass and bushes, this places are likely to be infested with fleas and ticks. Another measure it to treat your home and yard because an infestation will also most likely affect you and your family too. Carefully check your dog each day to ensure that they are not infested and also to be sure that everything is okay.

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