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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 there are so many treatments available that it becomes hard for you to identify which one will work fast. Some flea medications take quite a long time before they are effective, but others can bring your cat or dog relief within a couple of hours. You can find information about how quickly a medication starts to work by reading the product label, on the manufacturer’s website, or by inquiring from your vet doctor.

Another an important consideration when determining the effectiveness of a flea medication is how the medicine is applied. Shampoos, collars, dips, spot-on, pills, and chewable tablets are all available and be used to good effect.

It is essential that you make the right choice based on your particular situation. For example, pet owners with children prefer the use of pills or chewable tablet to prevent the chances of the kids coming into contact with 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. This is because fleas and ticks live on the body of the pest for a small part of their life cycle, and most of these pests are found in the environment at any given time. As the immature pests mature, they eventually seek out your pet causing new outbreak. The presence of fleas in the pet’s environment brings about two elements of parasite control that are important.

Flea treatments that remain active for a couple of hours of a few days are not practical for many owners. You sure don’t have the time to re-treat your pet 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.

While there are medications that are effective in quickly killing pests on the pet’s body; the owner is still left with the task of dealing with parasites found in the home or lawn. Often people tend to overlook environmental control of fleas which is an important thing.

Flea eggs and larvae in the house can best be removed by vacuuming floors, furniture, and carpet and by running pet bedding and anything that is washable through the washer and dryer’s hottest cycles.

When it comes to the outdoors; you can control the number of fleas using a yard and premise spray.

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