The Ultimate Guide to Dogs

An Introduction to Flea Medicine.

Only a few pet owners know how to control fleas. Various ways can, however, be used to control the fleas. One of the important things to know about the insects is that their average lifespan is 2-3 years of which only ten percent of it is spent on an animal. A million eggs are laid by a female flea. The eggs can survive for almost a year until the right conditions to hatch become available. The fact that cats and dogs come into frequent contact with fleas makes them an easy target, and also their warm body temperatures are ideal for the insects. Parents should be concerned because not only do the fleas attack pets but also they infants. There exists a variety of flea medicines in the market, and they come in different odors, safety, and convenience. However, whatever the flea medicine is chosen, there’s need to include all the animals in the household and in all the places the animal goes and also the car. There are pet owners who buy flea medicines that are only effective on some parts and not on others.

Of the various varieties of flea medications, the commonest are the ones that come in powder form. These medicines, however, are safe to dogs which are eight weeks old. The powder should typically be applied after every three to four days. Even though the powders are effective in eliminating the adult fleas, they are usually incapable of killing the larvae. Flea Sprays are the other form that can be used in the elimination of the insects. Most of the sprays are alcohol based, but some are organic. A major benefit of these medicines is that they are formulated with an ability to regulate insect growth which gives them the ability to kill larvae. Some pets, however, are not comfortable when the medicines are applied on their bodies. Pet owners could also use free dips to control fleas in their animals. This method eliminates fleas in several days and weeks but can be very toxic, and it is usually advised that it should only be carried out only once in a while. Caution is taken by wearing gloves as the chemicals could be harmful to the skin when using this method. Pet Action, frontline plus and K9 are some of the popular flea medicine brands.

Price is one of the main consideration that one makes when purchasing flea medicines. Medicines that control a wide variety of fleas and other parasites are sold at a higher price. Medicines that are most preferred by most of the pet owners are those that would not only eliminate the fleas but also that deal with the other parasites. The medicines can be bought from the local dealers or the online stores.