Flea & Tick Prevention

When you have a dog or cat, each year you are forced to think about whether or not you need to protect your pet from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes or all of them.  The best way to prevent these pests from inhabiting your pet and home is to prevent it.  There are several different products sold to help prevent the above pests, you just have to decide which method will best work for you, your lifestyle and what will actually protect your pet.


ON YOUR PET

· A Topical Application

· A Pill that the pet ingests

· A Flea dip

· Collars


IN YOUR HOUSE & ON OUR LAWN

· Sprays

· Powders

· Bombs


TOPICAL APPLICATION

Parastar Plus is a new product that helps protect your pet against fleas and ticks. This product is proven fast and effective for use in dogs and puppies 12 weeks of age or older. This product starts killing ticks in as little as 1 hour and is also waterproof. Parastar also has a product to help protect your pet cat. (***Do not use dog product on cats.) You just have to apply this product in between the shoulder blades of your pet once a month. If you have any questions please give us a call. For more information on our topical treatment we offer please click here.

FLEA & TICK COLLARS

The collars that are sold for the prevention of fleas is not a very good overall protection for the pet. The collar only protects the area around your pets neck not the entire body. So this is not a very good item if you want your pet to have total protection. Most of the collars also only will protect your pet against fleas only. If there are any other pets in the home,they may chew on the collar which is toxic to the pet chewing on it. It is also not a good idea for you as the owner to touch the collar if possible so around kids is a big no.

FLEA & TICK DIP

A Flea Dip is used on only dogs when an owner wants to get rid of fleas on the pet instantaneously. The flea dip will only kill the fleas and eggs that are on the dog at the time. You will have to keep repeating this process in order to keep the fleas off all the time. Flea dips have a strong odor and it is a lot easier to use a topical application than to repeat the flea dip process.

PILL/Treat

Bravecto is a treat you give your pet and it will help prevent flea infestation for 12 weeks! Click Here for more information.

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Call us today at 208-323-1210 to make an appointment and take advantage of this exclusive offer!
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