The dog stays true to its owner, it is called a man’s best friend because they are loyal, they protect and look out for their owners because it is their nature. For most families with pet dogs, it can get hazardous when pets are infested with fleas and ticks. For this reason it is necessary to take the right steps towards preventing this problem before it turns into a hazard. So many products have been made for your pet’s medication but before purchase it is important to think about the following.
The type of breed your dog is, its age, the current health condition as well as considering its reaction to previously used medication. Consulting your veterinarian before buying products for your dog is the first thing you should do so they can suggest for you what will work for your dogs out of the many options available. Some medical options are the ones that are applied to a dogs neck and left to dry for while. It is most effective as it kills fleas and ticks almost immediately can also act as a repellant incase the pests attack again.
Oral medication is an obvious choice for some people. Although this is also mostly effective unlike the first method it cannot repel fleas and ticks directly. It is important to monitor dogs after giving them oral medications because in some instances they could get stomach upsets leading to vomiting or diarrhea. Product chosen should positively affect the dog. Therefore, it is necessary to know your products and how they are likely to affect your dog. Nowadays you can also buy collars made specifically for killing and repelling fleas and ticks on your dogs. 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.
Aside from the medications that are available for cure and prevention of flea and tick infestation there are other measures that should be taken to prevent ending up in this space. 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. Whenever your pets are infested your family is at risk too for this reason you should treat your yard and home too as a preventive measure. 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.