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Kinds of Medical Treatment for Fleas and Ticks on Animals


Pets are infested with ticks when they walk in the woods or places with high grasses and these ticks go through what is called questing, where they crawl through low shrubs or grass at about 18 to 24 inches off the ground. So when pets pass through these infested grass grounds, they will likely brush up with the waiting ticks and transfer to the pets' fur, in which these ticks can live longer over a year without feeding. Fleas, on the other hand, transfer from a stray animal to another animal or are born from female flea laying eggs into your environment. Both fleas and ticks live and thrive on the skin and fur of pet animals, causing skin disease or allergy dermatitis, thus making one's pet uncomfortable, sickly and a health problem.

 

There are three kinds of PetAction medication against fleas and ticks: topical flea and tick medication, flea pill, and flea and tick collar. The topical flea and tick medication comes in the form of powders, shampoos and spot-on applications to remove fleas. The success rate of this treatment shows that flea powders can eliminate fleas that are in its adulthood stage up to a week and shampoos for about one day. But with spot-on application, it can destroy adult fleas, larvae and eggs for about a month. Therefore, when buying any of these treatments, the best method is a combination of topical treatment and pill. Also, fleas and ticks medication for dogs must be used separately with cats, as there are particular treatments specifically for cats.

 

With respect to dogs, these are the recommended medications for elimination of fleas and ticks and their corresponding features: for elimination of fleas in all growth cycles and lice - use a medication that contains the ingredient, Pyriproxyfen, which when administered will last for a month, and use for a 7 week old dog; for fleas at all stages of growth, ticks, chewing lice - use medication with the ingredients, Fipronil and S-methoprene, which lasts for a month and use for an 8 week old dog; for fleas at all stages, ticks, lice, biting flies, mosquitoes - use a medication that contains ingredients, Imidacloprid, Permethrin, Pyripoxyfen, which lasts for a month, and use for a 7 week old dog; for elimination of fleas, ticks, heartworm, ear mites and sarcoptic mange - use medication with the ingredient, Selamectin, which can last for a month.You can also learn more tips on where to find the best flea and tick treatment medicines by checking out the post at http://www.ehow.com/facts_5266574_dog-flea-treatments.html.

 

The flea pills for dogs are most successful to eliminate parasites because they are the fastest method of eliminating fleas. Look for medications that include these ingredients, Nitenpyram and Spinosad, which is administered daily and guaranteed to eliminate flea eggs.

 

For flea and tick collars, effectiveness to eliminate fleas and ticks are best conducted when combined with other treatments. Since ticks often inhabit at the face and neck area of a pet animal, flea and tick collars are ideal for elimination and prevention of pest infestation and can last up to eight months, click to know more!