Choosing the best flea and tick treatment for your pet can be difficult considering the wide selection of products available in the market today. Do not buy a product simply because of its brand, but make sure that it is also effective in controlling tick and flea infestation in your pet. There has been many treatments developed over the years and we just don’t want something that disrupts the life cycle of a flea or tick but products that are best for every scenario that we may be faced with.
You can find a lot of products developed by many companies to help pet owners to control their pet’s flea and tick problems. These treatments are discussed below and it includes topical treatments, sprays and mists, flea collars, shampoos, dipping products, flea combs, and oral tablets.
You apply topical treatments to the skin of your pet. In order to prevent your pet from licking the medication, you place it behind the head between the shoulders. It is easy to apply this treatment. They are effective in killing adult fleas within 24 hours. It can also kill flea eggs and larva.
From a spray bottle, you can administer flea and tick sprays and mists. Cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens can be sprayed with this treatment. It can instantly kill fleas and ticks on contact. It also breaks the flea’s life cycle because the flea eggs are also killed. It also prevents re-infestation because of its residual effects.
Flea and tick collars can also help control fleas and ticks in cats and dogs. There are different sizes of collar fitting different sizes of pets’ necks. They are made of plastic and they release insecticide to kill fleas or ticks. Its effectiveness is quite localized near the head area.
Flea and tick dips are effective in killing fleas and ticks immediately at that single moment. This is ideal for outdoor dogs that are infested. You dip your pet in a solution up to their necks or sponge it all over their bodies and then let it dry on them.
Shampoos are also effective in relieving you pets of fleas and ticks. However, there are no residual effects if you use shampoos. But they can get your pet really clean and help with skin conditions.
If you don’t want to use pesticides, then using a flea comb is a good way of removing fleas from your pets. It caches fleas in the narrow gaps between the teeth or forcing them to jump off. You simply need to run the comb through your pet’s coat. You need to dip the comb in the water after each run and leave the fur there. The soapy water will kill the fleas.