Medications and Treatments for Flea and Tick Control
You can find a lot of flea and tick treatments today which can leave you confused as to what is the best to use for your pet. You might be tempted to look at the company that manufactured the product, but what is really important is the effectiveness of the product in solving the problem. Over the years treatments have been developed and the product that we are looking for now is something that we can use for whatever flea and tick problem our pet is facing and not simply to disrupt the life cycle of the flea or the tick.
You can find a lot of products developed by many companies to help pet owners to control their pet’s flea and tick problems. Topical treatments, sprays and mists, flea collars, shampoos, dipping products, flea combs, and oral tablets are some of the common products that you can purchase for your pet’s flea and tick problem.
You apply topical treatments to the skin of your pet. Pet naturally lick things you put in their bodies and so you put it behind their head between the shoulder so they are not able to lick it out. Application of this treatment is not difficult. Within 24 hours, this topical treatment can kill adult fleas. They also kill flea eggs and larvae.
From a spray bottle, you can administer flea and tick sprays and mists. They can be used on cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens to control fleas, ticks, and flea larvae. They are able to kill adult fleas and ticks on contact. It also breaks the flea’s life cycle because the flea eggs are also killed. Re-infestation is prevented because of residual effects.
Flea and tick collars can also help control fleas and ticks in cats and dogs. There are different sizes depending on the size of your pet’s neck. They are made of plastic and they release insecticide to kill fleas or ticks. Somehow only the head area is where you find its effectiveness.
Flea and tick dips are effective in killing fleas and ticks immediately at that single moment. You should use this on outdoor dogs that are infested. You simply immerse your dog in the dip up to its neck or sponge the solution all over their bodies, and then leave it on them to dry.
Shampoos are also effective in relieving you pets of fleas and ticks. Shampoos, though have no residual effects. But they can get your pet really clean and help with skin conditions.
A flea comb is a pesticide-free method of removing fleas from your pet. The narrow gaps between the comb’s teeth can catch fleas or else they are forced to jump off your pet. You should cover the whole are of your pet’s coat to remove the fleas from your pet. After each run, dip the comb in water and leave any fur caught in it in the water. The soapy water will kill the fleas.