Friday, May 10, 2013

Preventing & Eliminating Pet Fleas

Summer is just around the corner and the weather is starting to warm up. As the warm weather rolls in, the annual battle against fleas, ticks, and parasites begins. Fleas can cause discomfort for your pet and infest your home. Prevention and treatment methods vary with each pet’s breed, age, and size. At Pet Health Market we want to help you treat and prevent your pet’s itchy enemies!

Flea Prevention:
It’s always best to stop a problem before it starts. There are several different types of prevention products on the market, with each providing a different effect and reaction for your pet. Some of the different flea prevention products that Pet Health Market offers are:

This liquid drop applied medication kills any existing fleas, ticks, and parasites. The drop continues to work after all the bugs have been killed. These drops are applied every 7 days (once a week) if the flea problem persists.

The collar is an easy, no-hassle solution to your flea problem. The Adams collar not only kills existing fleas, but also protects your pet for up to 5 months. With this collar you don’t have to worry about continuous applications and baths. The collar even works if your pet decides to take a swim to cool off.

Flea Treatment:
No one wants their pet to get fleas, but it happens to even the most careful owners. When this day comes, it’s best to be prepared with knowledge and treatment options. There are several different ways to treat your pet and get rid of this itchy, even dangerous, problem. A few of your options include:

This flea and tick shampoo provides a safe, pain free rinse for your cat, kitten, dog, and puppy. The shampoo kills the fleas and ticks that are already on your animal and prevents pre-adult fleas for 28 days. Let your pet be bug free while restoring the natural shine of their fur.

Softly remove adult fleas with a flea comb, which traps the fleas in its teeth. Great for use while traveling and easy to use with the long handle design.

Fleas escaping your animal and setting up camp in your carpet can be a nightmare but we have a solution! Fleabuster RX is a fine powder that is used for fleas that have made themselves comfortable in the carpet of your home. The statically charged powder clings to the flea larvae and is safe for a carpet.

Fleas and ticks can not only ruin your day, but can be harmful to you and your pet’s health. Prevent and treat this serious problem with our line of flea and tick products. If these flea and tick prevention products aren’t what you’re looking for, please browse our selection of other flea prevention and treatment supplies. All items sold by Pet Health Market are guaranteed to be the highest quality, so shop today and find exactly what you need.

Celebrate National Pet Week with Pet Health Market

This week veterinary clinics, classrooms, communities and pet owners all over the country are celebrating National Pet Week. National Pet Week is recognized from May 5-11 and celebrates the human/animal bond with local fundraisers and fun events aimed to better educate owners about responsible pet ownership. The slogan for National Pet Week, “Love Your Pet, See Your Vet,” highlights the fact that routine physical exams is important to the long term health of pets and that too few animals receive regular exams. In this post, Pet Health Market has outlined actions and products that will help you and your furry friend celebrate National Pet Week.

Visit the Vet
Taking your pet to receive regular veterinary exams is one of the most important actions you can do for the health of your pet. Much like yearly physical checkups and routine dental appointments for humans, yearly vet visits help detect a pet’s health problems in its early stages. Catching a pet’s health issue sooner rather than later usually results in less expensive treatment and a higher success rate. To find a veterinarian in your area, visit or you can ask you friends or pet neighbors for a veterinarian referral. Before committing to a vet you should visit the clinic in person, without your pet. Ask to take a tour of the facility and take note of how the employees interact with the pets and the human owners. Consider if the office hours and location work with your schedule, if they accept pet insurance and your preferred form of payment. After doing your research and taking a clinic tour, we recommend using your gut instinct when making the final decision.

A well groomed pet is a happy pet
Keeping your pet well groomed and clean not only benefits their physical appearance and health but also impacts the way a pet feels about themselves which affects behavior. Whether you have a pet groomer or care for your pet at home, frequent grooming of your dog or cat will have them looking their best and make them easier to love! Bathing your dog with medicated dog shampoo helps to relieve dry and irritated skin resulting from allergies and parasites. Daily brushing of your pet’s coat with a comb that reaches the skin will help clean them and remove loose hair. Don’t forget to brush your pet’s teeth, clip their nails and to clean their eyes and ears. For more information on pet grooming and grooming products visit the site.

Keeping your Pets Entertained
While stressing the responsibilities of pet ownership this National Pet Week, we don’t want to lose sight of the fact that pet ownership is fun and rewarding! Find activities and events that both you and your pet find enjoyable. Whether it’s heading down to the local dog park, going on hikes or bringing your pet on vacation, spending time with your pet is a great bonding activity. If your pet prefers to remain inside there are many toys that will keep your pets entertained and out of trouble. For aggressive chewers we recommend Kong dog toys, which are made of natural soft rubber and are nearly indestructible. Cats will love the Kong Wubba toy which is specially designed to appeal to a cat’s stalking instincts and desire to capture prey. Cats will find the natural catnip and the crackle sound the tail makes irresistible and will keep them entertained for hours!

We hope National Pet Week has increased the awareness of responsible pet ownership and the tips covered in this post become habits you incorporate into pet care over the years. For more information on responsible pet ownership and pet supplies visit Pet Health Market.