Kill, repel and prevent reinfestation all in one product! Freedom 45 Spot-On for Dogs is the all-in-one product that kills and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, lice and mites for up to 6 weeks using permethrin which makes up about 45% of the medication.
You may be familiar with permethrin already. This medication is prescribed even to humans to treat scabies and head lice. It is also used in public health mosquito programs and in crops to keep the pests away. While it is incredibly deadly to insects, permethrin is mostly safe for mammals including you, me and your dog! This is because insects are unable to break down the toxin as quickly as we can; therefore it is extremely poisonous to them.
So what exactly is permethrin? Permethrin is a neurotoxin that attacks the central nervous system of pests on contact or by ingestion. It causes muscle spasms, paralysis, and eventually death. Once applied, the substance will make its way through your dog’s oil glands, eventually coating the hair follicles as well. This way, no matter how well a bug may hide, it will be caught in the toxin and eliminated. Although it takes some time to kill the pests, they are paralyzed when coming into contact with the substance, thus unable to bite your pup any further!
The very best solution to an infestation is to keep it from occurring in the first place. Keeping pests repelled will not only stop your pet and homes from being invaded by biting bugs, but also prevent your precious pup from catching transmitted diseases such as Lyme disease, tapeworms and heartworms. Even thinking about the difficult struggles to getting rid of an infestation gives us a headache! Save yourself the trouble and a possible trip to the vet by maximizing your pest prevention.