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Why Use Flea and Tick Pills for Dogs?

People around the world say it is a cheering experience when they show love towards their pet. Several studies performed have verified this. But, certainly, you would agree that it is a bit tough watching our pet scratching his fur all the time because of the itchiness caused by ticks and fleas.

Man’s love for pets has paved the way for the production of tick and flea-control products. So many varieties are now available, ranging from flea tablets to flea bombs to topical solutions and ointments.

Popular belief says these products are more potent when used together. For example, when a dog likes to play in wet areas like the beach or the pool, topical products may not be fully useful because the drugs they contain can simply be washed away. In this scenario, your dog will need an oral drug instead. As for flea bombs, of course, they can also be effective, but only to a limited extent. Flea bombs can eliminate the ticks and fleas that could be lying around in your home, but as soon as your dog goes outside, he will no longer be protected. Flea bombs work to kill ticks and fleas inside your house, but as soon as your dog steps outside, he will not be protected anymore.

Considered an innovation in flea control and treatment, although not actually new in the market, are flea and tick pills for dogs.

So what advantages are offered by flea and tick pills for dogs over other products that are made for the exact same purpose?

Palatability

In most cases, flea and tick pills for dogs taste like beef, which makes administering them so much easier, both for the pet and the pet owner. As you’d probably guess, the pills are simply mixed together with the dog’s meal.

Safety

Flea and tick pills for dogs are so safe even fourteen-week-old puppies can have them. Furthermore, these products are considered a ‘reduced-risk pesticide,’ which means they are perfectly safe for dogs but very toxic to those little critters.

You don’t have to isolate your dog while it undergoes treatment. You can play with him as usual, whether or not you have given him the medication.

Long-Lasting Effect

Some flea and tick pills for dogs last up to seven days, but there are those that provide protection for a period of 30 days. Such a convenient option indeed for those who are so busy and can’t find time to apply powder, lotion or ointments to their pets.

Veterinarians may actually recommend pills for dogs with sensitive skin because they do not agitate the skin or even touch it. As long as you choose the right product, you will get the solution you want. Not all pills are the same, so do a little research and ask for tips from your vet.