Getting Down To Basics with Animals
Many pet owners worldwide experience the same problem, and it is fleas. They infest any kind of pets you have be it cats or dogs. Being able to treat your pets for these pesky creatures and controlling them as well the moment they’ve been eradicated is crucial in keeping your pet and your house safe from the presence of these nasty parasites.
If pests have infested your pet, don’t worry as there are varieties of medications and medication methods that can be used to deal with the problem however, it can be a bit confusing on deciding which one to choose. The first step that has to be done is to familiarize yourself with the types of flea pet medications that can be bought in the market and know how this works in regulating pests. Collars, topical and oral medicines are basically the 3 main categories that are used to identify these products.
Flea Collars – flea in pets before was first controlled and regulated using this. It was launched back in 1964 and for decades, collars remained to be the only way of controlling fleas. Well even today, they’re still popular as they’re deemed to be safe to use.
However, it is inevitable that there are still some who criticizes its effectiveness. These flea collars work by releasing small amounts of chemicals that slowly spreads on your pet’s fur. Try to imagine it, furs that are located on the farther side of your dog or cat gets the least protection while the ones closest gets the most.
Flea Topicals – a lot of pet owners are so happy with the invention of topical products as flea medicine. As a matter of fact, these are liquid pet medications that only need one or two drops to the back of your pet. Topicals are advertised by so many companies these days, making it very popular.
You should know however that using topicals may not yield the result you are expecting it from if it’s used on its own; reason for this is that, it has to be in conjunction with methoprene that are applied to places where you see your pet often. Doing so is preventing the adult parasites to develop to the next stage. To make use of topical, you have to get a prescription of it to your vet. Afterwards, restocking it will be easy as you can buy it over the counter.
Oral Flea Medicines – this flea medication work inside and out and can be bought in liquid form or pill. It is allowing pesticides to come through your pet’s skin to kill ticks and fleas. The use of such flea medicine however has to be done in moderation as just one dosage can last for days.