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                                                                                      

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