Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Best way to kill fleas and ticks on your cat-Frontline plus

Best way to kill fleas and ticks on your cat-Frontline plus

Dealing with a cat which is infected with fleas is extremely difficult. Fleas are parasitic organisms that suck blood of both animals and humans. They can stay anywhere, in your bed sheet, your carpet, and even in your plants. Once your home is infected with fleas it will be very difficult to get rid of them.

The best way to eliminate fleas from your home includes treating all infected animals, as well as using a Frontline flea treatment for your pet as well as your carpets and furniture. There are many products to get rid of fleas. Frontline Plus for cats is one of them, it is a cat flea treatment product. Frontline has become a very popular flea treatment, since it is pretty effective at managing fleas.

How cats get fleas?      

Normally we all think that pets that spend time outdoors will eventually get fleas. But this is not the only source from which your cat gets infected. Knowing the other sources will be beneficial for you. These are:

  • Cats can get infested with these worms by eating fleas during grooming
  • Through contact with other animals
  • With fleas in the environment
  • From infected bedding

FRONTLINE Plus for Cats Flea and Tick Treatment 

Frontline Plus is a fast, effective and convenient treatment that controls flea and ticks for cats and kittens . It kills 100% of the adult fleas and 100% of the ticks within 18 hours and 48 hours respectively.

Frontline Plus contains
  • Fipronil, which affects flea and ticks nerve activity.
  • S-methoprene which kills all flea stages.
The medicines can be bought in easy packs of 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. You can purchase them according to your need .Such as if your pets health is severe you should purchase, Frontline plus for cats 6 months pack and if your pets infection is minor you can go for Frontline plus for cats 3 months pack.

This product is also available for dogs as Frontline plus for dogs. This product varies according to the weight of your dog.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

How to protect your dog from fleas and ticks?

How flea and ticks reaches your pet?

Flea Lifecycle
In pets, flea and ticks infestations are quite common and at the same time can be very expensive and time consuming. But how do your pets get infected in the first place? More than 2,200 kinds of fleas and ticks have been detected till now. We will learn some more as we proceed with the article.  

The way your dog gets infested depends on where they move about. If they contact with a stray animal, say a stray dog or cat or an infested neighbor’s dog or cat or to an extent urban wildlife including opossums or raccoons. The female fleas lays their eggs which are rained off in the environment. Those eggs develop into adults and jump into our pets as soon as they come in contact with them.

As for ticks, your dog gets infested with them because they often go out in the open, be it walking through the woods or high grass. These ticks undergoes a process known as questing. This is where they crawl up on grasses as well as low shrubs with approximately 18-24 inches off the ground and wait for their prey. When a dog passes by or brushes against these particular parasites, they dislodge from their hiding place and get into them. Ticks are able to live for more than a year without feeding.

Frontline Spot On and Frontline Spray – A sure shot treatment against flea and ticks  

Frontline Spray
Frontline Spray

This spray is able to provide a fast acting and effective flea and tick preventative meant for adult dogs as well as for puppies that are at least 8 weeks or older. It is considered to be effective against all stages of fleas and ticks including the brown dog tick, the American Dog tick, the lone star tick and the deer tick which is a major carrier of Lyme disease.

It contains fipronil which is a broad spectrum insecticide that disrupts the central nervous system of flea and ticks and also an insect growth regulator. Wear latex gloves while using this product.

Frontline Spot On 

This is a very effective as well as convenient flea and tick control for dogs and puppies. It contains the same ingredients as in Frontline Spray. The only difference is that Spot On comes in applicators and as a spray.

Frontline Spot-On
Thus, the benefits of Spot On can be included as;      

  • Comes in easy to apply spray as well as liquid
  • Kills all of the fleas, ticks and chewing lice within 24 hours
  • Can remain waterproof for 30 days
  • Provides a full month protection after each application.

In terms of storage, you should keep the product in the original container and in room temperature. You should take care to keep the product out of reach of children and also your pets.

Resource Link :- Frontline Spray | Frontline Spot On | Generic Frontline Plus