Fleas and ticks are the most common external parasite on our pets and because of this it is very important to have flea and tick control for your pets. At VetApprovedRx we sell Advantage, Capstar, Comfortis, Frontline Plus, K9Advanitx, Preventic collars, Mycodex spray, flea and tick shampoos and environmental treatments for fleas and ticks.
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Flea and ticks are often a problem that pet owners struggle with, it can be very frustrating and expensive to deal with a flea infestation. Prevention is always the cheaper more effective route to deal with fleas. In addition to financial expense and frustration Fleas and ticks cause many problems that affect our pets more directly. They can carry diseases that our pets can contract, such as skin irritation, flea allergy dermatitis, tapeworms, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Erhlichiosis. By using appropriate flea and tick control we can avoid these problems and disease our pets can contract from these parasites.
Most flea and tick control products are topical and applied to the dog or cat on the back between the shoulder blades. Capstar is an oral pill that is very effective at killing fleas on dogs and cats. It can be given daily and used in combination with Program and or Sentinel for heartworm and flea control. Capstar lasts for 24 hours and starts working within 30 minutes of administration. Comfortis is a newer oral once a month flea prevention. Comfortis is an excellent choice for dogs that have flea allergies because Comfortis paralyzes the flea's mouth so that it cannot bite the dog. Once the flea cannot bite the dog the flea allergy dermatitis will subside.
In cats fleas are one of the causes of tapeworms. As the cat grooms itself it ingests the flea and the flea carries an immature stage of the tapeworm and the cat now has tapeworms. Using a flea and tick control product will help reduce the possibility of our cats and dogs contracting tapeworms.
One important thing to remember in the treatment of a flea infestation is not only treating the pet, but all of the pets in the home as well as the environment both inside your home and out. Special areas of concern would be the pet's bedding or any area that is frequented by the pet. Fleas and their larva move out of the light and embed into shaded areas. So It is important to treat areas under cushions under couches, chairs or area that casts a shadow. VetApprovedRx offers environmental flea treatments such as Mycodex spray, Knockout Foggers and Knock ES to help our customers in their efforts to rid their homes of fleas.
Ticks can carry many very harmful diseases that need to be prevented. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Erhlichiosis are tick borne diseases that cause severe illness in our dogs and require prolonged treatment with antibiotics and other medications. Often Lyme disease will be dormant and come back after a period of time and require re treatment. It is important to keep ticks off our pets at all costs to help prevent these diseases. VetApprovedRx carries the necessary flea and tick control, Advantage, Capstar, Comfortis, Frontline Plus, K9Advantix, Preventic collars, Mycodex spray, flea and tick shampoos and environmental treatments, for your pets to help eliminate these parasites and prevent the diseases mentioned previously.