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Flea and Tick Solutions
Finding the Best Spot-On Treatment for Your Pet
With so many preventative solutions and treatments available, it's often difficult to determine which spot-on or topical treatment is best for your pet. Identifying your pets specific needs and reviewing the options available can help you and your pet enjoy a flea free lifestyle!
Dog Spot-On
  • Spot-on Flea treatments are often applied monthly

  • Waterproof options are available

  • In addition to fleas, many brands protect against other parasites including ticks, mosquitoes, biting flies and lice.

  • Some flea & tick spot-on solutions stop the flea growth cycle, preventing eggs, pupa and larva from maturing

  • Spot-on treatments come in liquid form

  • Some brands are safe for use on puppies as young as 7-8 weeks old

  • Applied at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades

  • Select flea shampoos can help soothe itchy or irritated skin

  • Flea shampoos are applied to your pets entire body

  • Pesticide-free free shampoos or shampoos that use natural ingredients to fight fleas are available

  • Several flea shampoos can be applied more than once a month

  • Shampoos can eliminate adult fleas as well as other pests including ticks, lice, and mites

  • Using a flea shampoo you can evaluate the severity of a flea problem based on the number of dead fleas found during bath time

  • Use a flea comb during shampooing to maximize flea removal.

  • Treating your yard can help reduce the risk of flea and tick infestation.

  • While treating your yard, focus on areas around a doghouse or kennel, around and under decks, along fences, and close to the house foundation

  • Flea eggs often fall into carpeting and furtniture. Indoor premise sprays can eliminate or reduce the risk of re-infestation.

  • When choosing an indoor premise spray look for formulas containing adulticides (for adult fleas) as well as IGRs or insect growth regulators to stop eggs, pupa and larva from maturing.
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