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Flea and Tick Recommendations


Using a topical or oral flea medication will prevent the unecessary suffering of your pet. If your pets are not on flea preventatives, there's a good chance they "Got fleas". Fortunately, a relatively new class of flea control products have been introduced over the past few years by several companies. These treatments are used monthly and provide the best protection available against fleas.
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Flea Facts You Should Know
Fleas: Understanding the Enemy

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Fleas spread fast, which is why immediate relief is often necessary. The distribution of fleas often involves the lower back, base of the tail, toward the back, the abdomen, flanks and neck. It may become quite generalized in severe cases, leading to total body involvement.
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CAPSTAR Tick Twister Pro Vita-Soothe Aloe & Oatmeal Shampoo (17 oz)

If one pet in the household has fleas, assume that all pets in the household have fleas. A single flea found on your pet means that there are probably hundreds of fleas, larva, pupa and eggs in your house.
Treating your house for Fleas
How To Prevent a Serious Infestation
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Knockout Area Treatment (14 oz) Siphotrol Plus II Premise Spray (16oz) Adams Carpet Spray (16oz)

Flea & Tick Collars can be effective, but must be applied properly. To get the right degree of snugness, you should just be able to get two fingers between the collar and your pet's neck. Be sure to cut off any excess portion of the collar after you have properly applied it. Otherwise, that animal or other pets may try to chew on the end.
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A Final Word Keep in mind that until all of the fleas in your home have died, you will probably still see some fleas, even on a treated pet, since some immature forms may continue to develop. This is especially true if you had a big flea problem to start with. Persistence is the key here. It is essential to keep following an effective flea control program for a long enough time to get rid of all of the fleas, in all life stages. This may take several weeks to 6 months or more, depending on your particular situation. Got Fleas? - Click here for more information. Also see Flea Medicine.




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