Treatments – Getting Started & Next Steps

Flea and Tick Medication and Prevention Making sure you are vigilant about your dog’s healthcare is imperative to helping them live a long and healthy life. You are probably making sure that they are eating well and getting plenty of exercise, but are you making sure that they take the correct medications each month? In order to be sure that your dog is functioning at maximum health and protected from disease and irritation, it’s imperative that you give them an appropriate flea and tick medication regularly. Pests like fleas and ticks are so small, but they are prevalent the world over. When it is very chilly you may be home free, but once the ground begins to thaw, ticks and fleas are out again to play. Fleas and ticks find their way into your yard and neighborhood from wild animals, including but not limited to, raccoons and squirrels. Fleas spread and reproduce quickly, and their eggs can be impossible to find or see. Since these problems can occur within the blink of an eye, it’s important to be armed with the essentials ahead of time. When you find a flea or a tick on your dog, quickly bathe them with a flea or tick killing shampoo. Preventative medicine can then be given, once the original and easily seen culprit is out of the way. Even if your dog hasn’t had a run in with any of these pests, you should be giving them some type of monthly preventative. There is a diverse array of medications for fleas and ticks, and you can easily find one that suits your pet. If you have a picky pup, topical treatments usually work best. Flea and tick treatments are sold to suit the weight of your pet, so make sure you are buying the right dosage.
Lessons Learned from Years with Pets
As a pet owner, you also have the opportunity to treat your pet’s environment for fleas and ticks. Many companies that sell flea and tick preventative also sell a variety of products for your house and yard. Yard sprays help repel pests from your lawn for a certain period of time, and indoor sprays generally kill the fleas that have found their way inside. If you live in a flea or tick prone area, this is probably a good idea for the safety of your pet and your family.
Lessons Learned from Years with Pets
Getting your household up to speed on how to best care for the flea and tick problems that may arise is one of the most necessary parts of pet ownership. Finding a functional regular medicine to repel fleas and ticks, and having sprays on hand to use in case of an infestation are the best ways to keep your pet well for years to come.