Learning The “Secrets” of Pets

Advantages of Flea and Tick Pills for Dogs

People the world over say it is a soothing experience when they demonstrate affection towards their pet. A lot of studies performed have established this to be true. But, definitely, you would agree that it is a bit challenging for us to see our pet scratching his fur all the time due to itchiness brought on by ticks and fleas.

Man’s love for pets has paved the way for the production of tick and flea-control products. So many varieties are now available, ranging from flea tablets to flea bombs to topical solutions and ointments.

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 this scenario, your dog will need an oral drug instead. As for flea bombs, of course, they can also be effective, but only to a limited 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.

Flea and tick pills for dogs, though not exactly new in the market, are considered a breakthrough.

So what advantages are offered by flea and tick pills for dogs over other products that are made for the exact same purpose?

Palatability

Flea and tick pills for dogs are often infused with the taste of beef so that administering them is easier. As you might guess, the pills are simply mixed with the dog’s meal.

Safety

Flea and tick pills for dogs are so safe even fourteen-week-old puppies can have them. In addition, these products are considered a ‘reduced-risk pesticide,’ which means while they are extremely toxic to the little critters, they are perfect safe for your dog.

There is no need for you to isolate your dog during treatment. You can play with him as usual, whether or not you have given him 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. This is indeed very convenient, especially if you are a busy person who may not have time to apply lotions, ointments or whatever.

Veterinarians may actually recommend pills for dogs with sensitive skin because they do not agitate the skin or even touch it. As long as you choose the right product, you will get the solution you want. Not all pills are the same, so do a little research and ask for tips from your vet.