Short Course on Dogs – Covering The Basics

The Various Tick and Flea Prevention Options for Your Puppy.

Ticks and fleas are among the downsides of keeping those dogs or a puppies that we love so much at home as pets. Especially to the puppies, these are parasites that come with risks like the heart worm, the tapeworm and the Lyme disease among many more. The good news however, is that there is a myriad of methods that you can use to eradicate and prevent the pests which as an owner you should take. Your puppy therefore will be safe from the pests as these methods are effective and from the treatments as they are safe too.

There is the on-spot treatments that many people use to treat and prevent the infestation of the flea and the ticks. They are very powerful treatments that kills all the adult ticks and fleas, not to mention even the eggs and the larvae and prevent them from coming back in the future. This is a treatment that is safe for the puppies that at eight months and more, the pregnant and the nursing dogs too. A professional help should be sought for the puppies that are younger than that. This treatment is usually effective for a month. There are dosage instructions on the products depending of the puppy weight that you should follow because an overdose can be toxic to your puppy.

The latest and most innovative flea and tick prevention for the puppies is the flea and tick collar. These collars will kill the current fleas and the ticks’ infestations, not to mention the fact that they will prevent the future ones too. The toxins and the ingredients are enclosed in the collar material and that means that no contact with the puppy, hence no harm. There are a lot of these products on the market and here is the best flea collar for dogs.

There is the flea and tick spray that is like the spot-on treatments, only that for this one, you spray the whole of the body. They offer long lasting effects and fast, given the fact that they are usually in contact with the dog’s skin. The sprays are generally harmless and that is what makes them popular since you do not have to worry when spraying your pet, and the whole home. People are now improvising DIY spray whose effectiveness should be determined by the vet. In as much as you keep checking on the puppy, the best way is to use the preventive measure especially for the puppies where the infestation happens very quickly. Remember to discuss the various treatment and prevention options with your vet because there are so many of them out there in the market.