How to Choose An Effective Fleas And Lice Treatment Product
Ticks and fleas are some of the most common dog parasites. They bite away at their skin leaving wounds and scars in the process. Apart from just biting they are carriers of disease and they can infect your dog. Due to the magnitude of this problem there are many products in the market that promise you to eliminate the fleas and ticks but not all of them are effective. Some companies use complex words to sell their product in an attempt to confuse you into buying but this only serves to make the buying process harder. This is the reason we have compiled a list of guidelines to help you choose the best product to eliminate fleas and ticks in your pet.
The mechanism of action of the treatment
A good product not only kills the adult fleas and lice but it also hinders them from breeding. Some pet treatments only treat certain stages of development like adult stages only–which means you have to look for another treatment to kill the eggs and larvae. Choose a treatment that kills all the parasites in the four stages – eggs, larvae, pupae and even the adult. This product will break the cycle of development and prevent your pet’s hair from becoming a breeding ground.
Frequency of application
Some products need to be applied multiple times to take effect whereas some need to be applied only once a month and they will eliminate the parasites. A treatment that you need to apply once a month is better since you will not need to disturb your pet that much as you apply it. The product is also more efficient because since it remains potent for the whole month. his frees up your time to concentrate on other aspects of taking care of your pet.
It is hard to prevent dogs from playing with water therefore even after applying the treatment you will still have a hard time keeping them away from water. It is then better to choose a water-resistant treatment to enable your dog play and swim as they normally do.
Safety of the product
Not all treatments are suitable for dogs of all ages thus you need to find out if the treatment is right for your dog. Some products are only safe for dogs that are a year or two older whereas some can be used for dogs as young as two months. It is better to go for a product that can be used as early as possible so that you deal with the problem of fleas and ticks as early as possible when your puppy is still growing. The tips above will help you get a good pet treatment product to rid your dog of lice and fleas.