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Apr 3, 2008
It's not just you who loves your adorable little pet. Flea, tick and other parasitic infestations can beset your dog, causing discomfort or more serious problems. Most dogs which are allowed out into nature will at some point pick up dog's ticks, flea or other infestations.

Before you wrap your pet up in a hypoallergenic oxygen tent, relax. For the most part, dog fleas and ticks are nothing more than a nuisance and can be easily treated.

However, you must realize that when left untreated the outcome of a flea infestation will be sores and bald patches causing your pet much suffering and discomfort. In extreme situations, unchecked flea infestations will cause anemia and the eventual death of your pet, if one is neglectful enough to let it go that far.

First of all let's look at the little critters concerned. It may come as a shock to know that there is more than one kind of flea! Dog and cat fleas exist, and they can live off human blood too, but cannot reproduce without their principal hosts. At 2.5 mm long the female is larger than the male.

Fleas are capable of jumping vertically for 5 or 6 inches (about 15 cm), and they attach themselves to skin or clothing. If this is not a complete nightmare for you, the idea that fleas can reproduce quickly and infest a home should be ample reason to be concerned!

But what will kill fleas? For a cat, a flea collar can be a useful way to get rid of fleas, but you may find a dip or a shampoo better for dogs. You need to choose an effective treatment for your particular pet.

Flea control these days should be a regular part of taking care of your animal. There are many flea treatments on the market which work in different ways.

Medicated shampoos are useful for instant results if the infestation is clearly visible, but the effectiveness may only last a day or two as little chemical residue is left on the coat. It is useful if you are trying to get a flea-free zone immediately.

Dips are a little harsh though for routine care and for lesser infestations. In these cases flea medications such as powders and sprays can be used, giving protection for several days from not only fleas but also ticks.

The answer is Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control, the number one choice for vets in North America and the product that I use and recommend.
About the Author
Author Rebecca Foxton can help you defend your animal's health with Frontline Plus for dogs and cats. You can also read her article series on FortiFlora, the cutting edge in pet nutritional supplements.
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