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4 Things to Remember When Before You Buy Flea Medicines

Sometimes, it is overwhelming for pet owners to make a decision on which brand and kind of flea medication to use for their beloved pet. So when purchasing flea treatment for your pet, make sure that you take into account of the important things that are discussed in the next lines.

Number 1. Usage – products available for flea control can be found in different forms similar to oral medications, collars, dips, wipes and the likes. Some of these products are repelling fleas as well as ticks while some are attacking immature forms of these creatures so they’ll never have the chance to reproduce and develop. Then again, others are killing the adult ticks and fleas while some other products can do all three. In this regard, to be able to find the best product for the situation of your pet, you need to read the label very carefully. Also, make sure to consult your vet to ensure that you’re making the right choice.

Number 2. Flea specifies effectiveness – it could be a little bit overwhelming to think of but there are hundreds to even thousands of flea species worldwide. This is something that you have to discuss with your vet in order to know the flea and tick that has infested your pet and to confirm as well what medication you should use. You better look for flea medications that are labeled broad spectrum which is effective for various kinds of fleas and ticks.

Number 3. You and your pet’s preferences – another thing to be considered is the preferences and lifestyle of you and your pet. There is a possibility that your pet doesn’t like the spot-on flea medication and won’t stay still while applying it, forcing you to try another method.

But what if you have a busy and hectic lifestyle and need something that last long and is not visible to your pet? For this reason, you may want to try oral flea mediations that lasts to approximately 3 months. There’s no wrong or right decision when buying flea medication so long as it is good for the situation of you and your pet.

Number 4. Intended for cats or dogs – there are instances to which the flea medication is specifically made for dogs and for cats and thus, can’t take the same meds. Make sure that your veterinarian has given his signal before you decide to buy a flea medication to ensure that it won’t cause any side effects to your pet.

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