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The Art of Mastering Pets

Advantages of Flea and Tick Pills for Dogs

People around the world say it is a cheering experience when they show love towards their pet. Several studies performed have verified this. But, definitely, you would agree that it is a bit challenging for us to see our pet scratching his fur all the time due to itchiness brought on by ticks and fleas.

Man's love for pets has paved the way for the production of tick and flea-control products. There are huge varieties available, from topical solutions and ointments to tablets and flea bombs and all.

Popular belief says these products are more potent when used together. For instance, a dog usually likes to play in wet places such as the beach or the pool, so topical products may not be completely useful since some of the drugs they contain may just be washed away. In such a case, your dog should be given an oral drug instead. As for flea bombs, of course, they can also be effective, but only to a limited extent. Flea bombs will kill ticks and fleas that may be lying around in your house, but the moment your dog steps outside, he will cease to be protected. Flea bombs work to kill ticks and fleas inside your house, but as soon as your dog steps outside, he will not be protected anymore.

Considered a breakthrough in flea control and treatment, while not entirely new in the market, are flea and tick pills for dogs.

So what advantages of flea and tick pills for dogs compared to other products produced for the same purpose?

Palatability

Flea and tick pills for dogs are often infused with the taste of beef so that administering them is easier. As you may guess, the pills are simply combined with the dog's meal.

Safety

Flea and tick pills for dogs are absolutely safe that they can be given even to fourteen-week-old puppies. Additionally, these products considered a 'reduced-risk pesticide,' meaning they are extremely toxic to those little critters but very safe for your dog.

Convenience

There is no need for you to isolate your dog during treatment. You can play with him as usual, whether or not you have given him the medication.

Long-Lasting Effect

Some flea and tick pills for dogs last up to a week, but there are those that can be taken once a month and your dog will be protected for an entire 30 days. This is indeed very convenient, especially if you are a busy person who may not have time to apply lotions, ointments or whatever.

Veterinarians may even recommend pills for dogs that have skin problems since they do not agitate the skin. Just make sure you choose the right product so you can get the results you want. Not all pills are created equal, so do a bit of research and ask your vet for advice.