Pets – Getting Started & Next Steps

The Various Tick and Flea Prevention Options for Your Puppy.

Fleas and ticks, which we do not like at all come with the dogs and the puppies that we love and keep at home. Especially to the puppies, these are parasites that come with risks like the heart worm, the tapeworm and the Lyme disease among many more. Fortunately, there are a number of options out there that you can use to get rid of the pests, and most importantly, prevent the future attacks. They are safe and very effective and what is even better is the fact that they do not pose any danger to your pet.

There is the on-spot treatments that many people use to treat and prevent the infestation of the flea and the ticks. These are powerful treatments that not only kill adult fleas and ticks, eggs and larvae, but also prevent future infestation. This is a treatment that is safe for the puppies that at eight months and more, the pregnant and the nursing dogs too. For the younger puppies, you should consult the vet. These will last for as long as a month. The dosages are usually on the products’ instructions, which you should follow because an overdose can be toxic to your puppy.

The latest and most innovative flea and tick prevention for the puppies is the flea and tick collar. As long as the puppy is wearing the collar, the excising infestation will die off, and the collar will also prevent the future infestations. This collar will in no way harm your puppy because the ingredients and the toxins are embedded in the collar’s material. Here is the best flea collar for dogs since you will need help choosing, given the fact that there are so many of them out there.

The flea and tick sprayiis similar to the spot-on treatments, only that for this one, you spray your dog all over rather than applying to a specific area. They both have direct contact with the dog’s skin and will offer an immediate and long lasting protection. The sprays are generally safe and that is why they are so popular because you can spray them on the dog, as well as the whole compound. People are now improvising DIY spray whose effectiveness should be determined by the vet. The preventive measures and methods are even better than the treatments or you having to keep checking on the puppy, because infestations are really quick. Remember to discuss the various treatment and prevention options with your vet because there are so many of them out there in the market.