|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!
- 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.