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Pet Treatment-The Length of Time for Flea Medications to Work

When you find fleas on your pet; you wish for them to be gone quickly. But given the numerous flea and ticks treatments available, it is quite hard to identify which one works faster. There are some flea and tick medications that take quite some time before they can become effective but there are those that will offer your pet with relief within a few hours. Information about how fast a pet treatment becomes useful can be found on the product label, on the manufacturer’s site, or from talking to the veterinarian.

Another an important consideration when determining the effectiveness of a flea medication is how the medicine is applied. Pet medications can be in the form of shampoos, dips, chewable tablets, spot-on, pills, and collars.

It is essential that you make the right choice based on your particular situation. For instance, owners with children sometimes prefer a flea and tick pill or chewable tablet over a topical preparation to limit the chances of their kids inadvertently coming into contact with the medicine on the pet’s skin. However, choosing a flea and tick medication that works quickly and in the right formulation is only part of the battle. Fleas and ticks live on the dogs and cats for a small part of their life cycle, and you will find most of them in the environment at any time. As the young fleas mature they will eventually seek out your pet, causing a new infestation. The presence of fleas and ticks in a pet’s environment brings about two critical aspects of pest control.

The Period Flea Medication Lasts: Flea and tick medications that remain active for a few hours or days are not practical for most pet owners. Nobody has the time to be re-treating their pet so frequently.

The creation of products that last for several weeks was a big step forward, and the new flea and tick treatments that last for up to several months with just a single dose have made things better. This has an advantage in that it prevents the risk of missed doses of treatment.

There are several medications that are effective in quickly killing fleas and ticks on the pet, but you still have to deal with those parasites found in the yard or the house. Environmental control is essential, but it is often overlooked.

You can remove flea eggs and larvae in the house by vacuuming floors, carpets, and furniture and by washing the pet bedding in the washer and dryer’s hottest cycles.

When it comes to controlling fleas on the outdoor, you can use a yard and premise spray.

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