Flea Medicine & Treatment for Dogs | Flea & Ticks | Petco
Topical prevention and treatment of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, biting flies and lice for monthly use on dogs and puppies.
Sometimes pet owners (myself included) are oblivious to insects that find their way onto bed linen and blankets. As a perfect example, a couple weeks ago I only realized my dog had fleas because there were a few jumping around on the bed (yes they jump, not fly). This obviously was quite a shock and I took steps to deal with it immediately. So if you are a pet owner, just keep your eyes open for fleas and you may find them in strange places! Another area that you can investigate is your dogs toys, sleeping areas and other places where it likes to play. If you dog does have fleas, chances are that these areas will also show signs of a flea infestation and treatment is necessary here as well!
Several years ago one of my dogs accompanied me to the vet school while my recently neutered rabbit's sutures were removed. He arrested in the parking lot. The first question I was asked was "When was the last time you applied Advantage".
It had been over three months prior so the arrest was not from the flea top spot but it did make me think. If that was the first thing a veterinarian at one of the nation's vet schools thought of, did I really want to put pesticides on my dogs again? Needless to say I have never again used Advantage or any top spot treatment. Fleas drown if any shampoo is on long enough, they flee from a good swim in the ocean, and nematodes keep them out of my yard.
In answer to the lady who does rescue, I would do what my husband does when he goes on a search and rescue mission in a tick filled environment. Purchase Frontline spray (which does not contain the ingredients which cause it to be absorbed by the skin) and spray it on your socks and pant's legs.
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Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs are an easy-to-administer, tasty oral flea treatment for dogs and puppies. Available without a prescription, Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs are an ideal way to quickly and easily address a flea infestation without bathing, spraying or powdering your pet. This tasty soft chew starts to kill adult fleas within one hour and has been shown to achieve greater than 96% effectiveness within 4 hours. Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs can be used as a convenient alternative to sprays and flea shampoos to quickly kill biting fleas on your dog. It is also safe to use together with other treatments including heartworm preventatives, corticosteroids, antibiotics, vaccines, de-worming medications, and shampoos. This fast-acting formula is a quick fix for a flea infestation problem and can be safely given once per day as needed. NOTE: Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs do not kill flea eggs or larvae, or protect against ticks. For additional 8 months of protection against fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, use the .Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs are available in two strengths: 7.5 mg for dogs and puppies 10 weeks of age or older and 4-22 lbs or 37.5 mg for dogs 10 weeks of age or older and weighing between 23-110 lbs. Both strengths come in a 7-count bottle for occasional treatment and a value 30-count bottle for on-going oral flea treatment. Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs are not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Weigh your dog before giving this medication to make sure you are using the right size for your dog. Do not give to puppies younger than 10 weeks of age or to dogs weighing less than 4 pounds. Do not give more than one soft chew daily. Possible side effects include decreased appetite, decreased energy, soft stools, and difficulty walking. Contact your veterinarian if your dog consumes more than one soft chew in a day. Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs has not been tested in pregnant or nursing dogs.