Oral flea preventatives have become popular with pet parents as a clean, safe alternative to topical ‘spot-on’ flea treatments. Giving your pet a flavored pill or soft chew to kill fleas quickly is much easier than applying an oily, messy flea preventative. Up until now, if you wanted to give your pet a chewable flea treatment, you had to get a prescription from your veterinarian. To solve this problem, Bayer […]
When you have pets, the battle of the bugs is non-stop. Protecting your dog from pests like fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and biting flies can be tough, but it’s vital to your pet’s health. There’s a long list of dangerous diseases that are caused by insect bites, making them not only a nuisance but a serious threat to your dog’s health and longevity. With the Insect Shield Insect Repellent Reversible Pet […]
K9 Advantix II is among the most commonly used monthly topical medications used for controlling fleas, ticks and mosquitoes on dogs. As the weather continues to heat up and water activities increase, one of the additional benefits is that K9 Advantix II is still effective even after washing and bathing. In addition, K9 Advantix II not only quickly kills mature and immature fleas and ticks, but also repels these parasites from […]
Choosing a safe and effective flea and tick preventative can be a challenge. We, as pet parents, need to protect our pets from these pests and the diseases they carry. We must also consider how the chemicals used in flea and tick treatments may affect our pets and other members of our families. Flea collars and topical flea treatments may be effective forms of flea control, but they also expose […]
Most busy pet parents are always on the lookout for ways to make pet care more efficient and affordable. Finding an innovative new product can save you time and money while helping to make your pet even healthier and happier. As advancements came along in flea and tick prevention, such as topical and oral flea preventatives, it became easier to help keep your pet protected against the discomfort and diseases […]
This is a guest post from Monica Gomez of Carrington College. Ticks are small, commonplace and extremely resilient parasites, and any dog that spends time outside runs the risk of being bitten by ticks. Thankfully, as this guide from Carrington College shows, there are ways to prevent ticks from causing your dog to become seriously ill.
All too often, a pet owner will come in and share their experience in which he or she regularly applies topical flea prevention, yet is frustrated that after several treatments they are still seeing fleas. There are several plausible explanations for persistent flea infestations which may have nothing to do with lack of efficacy of these products. First, I make sure that the pet owner is correctly applying the flea […]