A Beginners Guide To Dogs

November 5, 2017

Pets & Animals

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Tips on the Prevention Of Fleas.

Only a few pet owners know how to control fleas. There are however ways through which one can control them. One of the important things to know about the insects is that their average lifespan is 2-3 years of which only ten percent of it is spent on an animal. A million eggs are laid by a female flea. One fact concerning the flea eggs is that they survive up to a year until the right conditions are available for them to hatch. The reason, why pets are an easy target for cats and dogs, is that they frequently come into contact and their warm body temperatures are ideal for the fleas. Human babies are also an easy target of the insects which is why they should be a major concern in the households. There are different flea medicines for pets, and they vary in their odor, safety, and convenience. Aside from applying the medication on animals, one also needs to apply the medicines on other potential hiding areas such as the car. A majority of pet owners when purchasing the medicines fall into the trap of buying ones that will not be effective in all places in the compound.

Of the various varieties of flea medications, the commonest are the ones that come in powder form. These medicines, however, are safe to dogs which are eight weeks old. The powder should typically be applied after every three to four days. Even though the powders are effective in eliminating the adult fleas, they are usually incapable of killing the larvae. The other popular type of flea medication comes in the form of sprays. A major benefit of these medicines is that they are formulated with an ability to regulate insect growth which gives them the ability to kill larvae. They, however, have a downside in that dogs do not like them. Pet owners could also use free dips to control fleas in their animals. This method is effective in eliminating the fleas in a short period, but due to its highly toxic levels, it should not frequently be used. When using the flea dip method, caution is taken by wearing gloves as the chemicals could be harmful to the skin. K9 Advantix blue and Frontline plus are among the popular flea medicines that can be found in the market.

One important determining factor for animal owners when buying flea medicines is the price for the medications. The more a product can control more parasites, the more it is expensive. Medicines that are most preferred by most of the pet owners are those that would not only eliminate the fleas but also that deal with the other parasites. The medicines can be bought from the local dealers or the online stores.