5 Top Methods of Protecting your Dog from Ticks and Fleas

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It can be a bit of a nuisance to deal with ticks and fleas on your dog. Not only are they unpleasant to look at, but they can also be quite difficult to remove. And they can cause some serious diseases if leave them on your dog for too long. So to keep your do flea and tick-free, what steps should you take? There are a number of effective ways to do this, fortunately, though they work differently.Here are some of the best tick and flea prevention methods you may want consider:

Oral medications

you can find medication in the form of pills to give to your dog orally once a month. These pill medications work to exterminate ticks as well as immature fleas. These pills are easy to administer, and unlike the case of topical treatments at http://advecta3.com/, you will not have to worry about your children or other pets coming into contact with the dog.

Spot-on medications

Another effective method for getting rid of and preventing both ticks and fleas is the use of spot-on medication. The medication can be purchased from your local pet store, your vet, or online. Spot-on medications can provide your dog up to one month of protection from parasites. However, even though these medications can be quite effective, you’ll still want to use them care. Be sure to go through all the labels carefully, and ask for advice from your vet if you still have any doubts. You can also learn more tips on how to protect your pets from fleas by checking out the post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-solomon-dvm/flea-and-tick-control_b_3219674.html.

Shampoos

Bathe your dog with shampoo containing medicated ingredients to kill fleas and ticks on contact. This method, though somewhat labor-intensive, is an inexpensive way to protect your dog from bug infestation during the peak season (the spring and summer months). It is however recommended that you repeat this process at least once every two weeks because the preventive ingredients won’t last as long as spot-on treatments and oral medications.

Tick Sprays

This is yet another topical treatment at advecta3.com that works to both kill and prevent tick and flea infestation. It’s a good idea to use tick sprays if you plan on taking your dog out into the words, where the bugs are most prevalent. As is the case with other flea and tick control products, you’ll need to use this product carefully. Do not use the spray too close to your dog’s face, or on your other pets, such as cats.

Clean your lawn and house

One of the best preventative measures you can take is to keep your house and lawn tidy.Keeping your lawn and house tidy is one of the best preventive measures you can take.Trimming the trees, bushes and lawns will help to keep the population of fleas and ticks down. By ensuring that the bugs have fewer areas to live, you will have fewer of them to deal with.

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