Dogs Tips for The Average Joe

Tips for Applying Flea Treatment

More than likely, your pet is on a monthly flea and tick protection practice. Unlike what a lot of owners think, even indoor pets have to be placed on a preventive routine. Your pet may just hate to sit still, but applying flea medication need not be too difficult. But there are some tips that can help a lot. Before anything else, whatever type of medication you give to your pet, ensure that you read and follow the instructions meticulously! If your pet is sick or pregnant, ask your veterinarian applying the medicine. If your vet is not available, then talk to the product’s manufacturer. You have to be careful when handling pets with weakened immune systems.

When dealing with medication, it is always best not to separate the product from the label or the box. Several pet owners buy a six-month supply of flea medication, so that need not return to the vet each month. And that is perfectly okay! But you have to keep the whole supply inside the box, so when there’s an emergency or if you need to clear something up, you can just look at the label.

Applying flea medication on a dog is somehow easier than on a cat; usually, dogs won’t worry about it. A dog, however, tends to move and roll around more than a cat, and if the medication hasn’t completely soaked in, it may fall short of providing its full effect. This is why it’s best to give your dog flea medication just before bedtime. He should be less active or playful by this time. Most likely, the manufacturer will include some recommendations on the label. Again, you should spend time reading these and other directions, not only to ensure your pet’s safety, but also to get the full effect of the mediation.

If you are doing everything as instructed and yet you’re still having issues with fleas, then you should go a step further than your pet. Look around for signs of flea infestations in your house and at your hard. After applying the medication, the whole area must be vacuumed to eliminate the fleas or reduce their number at the very least. Talk to your vet and seek advice about eliminating fleas around your home. If nothing works, call a pest control company.

Flea medicine application is quite simple, and you can surely do it without the help of a vet. The idea is to read instructions. If you do, there’s no reason you won’t be able to do it correctly. Certainly, if you’re not very clear on something, you can always give the vet a call or even the product manufacturer. They’re usually more than glad to offer assistance.
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