Learning The “Secrets” of Pets

Advantages of Flea and Tick Pills for Your 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, certainly, you would agree that it is a bit tough watching our pet scratching his fur all the time because of the itchiness caused by 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.

Based on popular belief, these products are more effective when combined. 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 such a case, your dog should be given 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.

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

So what are the advantages of flea and tick pills for dogs over other products made with 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’d probably guess, the pills are simply mixed together with the dog’s meal.

Safety

Flea and tick pills for dogs are absolutely safe that they can be given even to fourteen-week-old puppies. 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.

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

There are flea and tick pills for dogs that last up to seven days, but some are only taken once a month and give your protection for a period of 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 even recommend pills for dogs that have skin problems since they do not agitate the skin. Just make sure you choose the right product so you can get the results you want. Not all pills are created equal, so do a bit of research and ask your vet for advice.