Dogs for most human being have been more than a friend, a companion that is fiercely loyal and with many abilities that make them worth having. For most families with pet dogs, it can get hazardous when pets are infested with fleas and ticks. It is important to nip this problem in the bud before it spreads becomes a problem that will require more attention. There are many medications available for use on dogs but it is important to consider the following when choosing what will work best for you pet dog.
A dog’s health is important, therefore before introducing new products to them consider the age, how they have reacted to other products before and what breed they are because what works for one breed may not be preferred for another. It is important to talk to your veterinarian so as to determine which medication to use because they understand your dog better. Some medical options are the ones that are applied to a dogs neck and left to dry for while. 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. Although this is also mostly effective unlike the first method it cannot repel fleas and ticks directly. Sometimes dogs can react to oral medications by getting stomach upsets that lead to diarrhea and vomiting therefore, you should watch them closely. Product chosen should positively affect the dog. Therefore, it is necessary to know your products and how they are likely to affect your dog. Collars that can kill and repel this pest are available and cheaply too, they contain chemicals that work efficiently to keep your dog parasite free. Available also are sprays, powders and shampoos that are applied directly to a dogs body, this is short-term solutions and more will have to be done to prevent future recurrence of an infestation.
There are other ways you can use to control and prevent an infestation aside from medication. 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. Do not wait to be in harm’s way before you take a stand, treat your house and yard to ensure that your family and your doc are safe from pests. Just to be sure you are one step ahead, do daily checkups on your dog so you can be able to deal with something soon in case there is need for immediate action because dogs family and they need care.