Thursday, August 9, 2012

Keep Dogs Flea Free

Fighting fleas can feel like an endless battle, but there are several options that pet owners can use to keep their dogs (and their homes!) flea-free. Many of these options are inexpensive, and even the more expensive ones are not terribly costly especially if purchased from an affordable pet med supplier like Pet Health Market.

  • Flea and Tick Collars
  • One popular method of flea control that many dog owners choose is the flea and/or tick collar. This solution to the flea problem is simple and cheap since the collar is easily slipped around the dog's neck and doesn’t break the wallet. Most flea collars kill fleas at multiple levels of their life cycles and are effective for several months before needing to be replaced. Even better, some flea collars kill both fleas and ticks, harmful creatures which can carry diseases that can sicken and even kill canines. Pethealthmarket.com carries flea collars that are made by Adams, Preventic, Powerband, and Scalibor.

  • Flea and Tick Shampoos
  • Flea and tick shampoos are also popular for killing canine pests since the method is so intuitive. Humans get clean by bathing, so do dogs! Most flea shampoos kill fleas on contact, and sometimes the fleas may even drown. Shampoos often kill flea larvae and eggs in addition to adult fleas but must be used regularly in order to maintain a lack of fleas and typically shouldn’t be a one-step approach to canine flea prevention. On top of ousting the fleas, your pooch will have a fluffy and shiny coat! At Pet Health Market, we sell a variety of vet-trusted flea and tick shampoos from top brands like Adams, Virbac, Ovitrol, Mycodex, and natural options like Bio SPOT and NaturVet.

  • Oral Flea Medicine
  • Oral flea-killers are usually tablets that are ingested or mixed into a dog’s meal. Some of these medicines kill adult fleas while others disrupt the egg cycle; you should read the various product labels carefully before selecting a product so you have the appropriate flea prevention for your pup. You may want to take oral flea medication to kill eggs and then use a shampoo or topical medicine to kill adult fleas. Some of our oral flea medications are from trusted brands like Capstar, Program, and Thomas Labs.

  • Flea and Tick Powders and Sprays
  • Powders and sprays often kill and/or repel fleas on contact depending on their ingredients. Owners often like sprays for their ease of application, for their doubling as an insect repellent and the fact that flea sprays can be used on bedding, carpet and furniture. If you’ve had a flea infestation in your home, it’s important to vacuum and use a flea spray to ensure all the eggs and adult fleas are gone!

  • Topical Flea and Tick Medications
  • Topical medication is the most popular method of dog flea treatment due to its ease of application and its longevity. Owners usually only have to apply topical medicine once a month, and many medications kills fleas at all life stages. At Pet Health Market, we offer topical medications from veterinary-trusted brands like Frontline, Advantage, K9 Advantix, and many more.

1 comment:

  1. My dog always do scratching and biting her skin, I think my dog has a fleas or ticks. Yesterday, my son saw a ticks in our pillow at the sale and I got worried about this problem. I heard from some veterinarian that this ticks and fleas can also affect for the health of my family. I will treat this problem immediately with the help of the tips I learned here in your blog. Get more latest information: Free Pet Care

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