Thursday, July 19, 2012

Frontline plus for dogs

Although is is generally argued that natural methods are better, they may sometimes fail. Then you must resort to what some call “toxic methods”. Don't be too upset, however. Most non-natural products on the market are there for you to use - you just have to make 100% sure that you have read and understood the recommendations and, better still, consulted a reliable vet. The thing is, toxic products may have a detrimental impact not only on your flowerbed but also may pose a threat to your dog's health and life, and even your family's. Better safe than sorry, they say, and in this case this saying  hits the nail on the head.

Now that you have decided that there's absolutely no other other way for you to approach the flea problem apart from applying some monstrous toxic methods of flea extermination, you can have a quick look at our list of - if used properly - safe products.

Frontline Plus for dogs is among the most popular preventatives. It kills all existing adult fleas on your pet within 12 hours and all ticks and chewing lice within 48 hours. One application ensures a full month protection.  Another advantage of Frontline is that it's waterproof, which is great for water-loving dogs (you still need to keep your dog away from water for the application to become dry, which usually takes about 24 hours). You need to remember that it must not be applied to pets younger than 8 weeks!

Though customers are not universally satisfied with this Frontline treatment (there are usually complaints about poor results in combating ticks), the odds are that it will work for your pet.

Another popular choice of flea-fighters is a product called Advantage II. It kills adult fleas, larvae and eggs, and also treats, prevents, and controls lice on dogs. This product, unlike Frontline, does not exterminate ticks; to combat these parasites the Preventic Tick Collar is recommended to be used along with Advantage II. It has slightly better reviews than Frontline.

Should any side effects occur, the treatment ought to be stopped and you should consult a veterinarian immediately. Also, while applying either of the products, make sure it does not get into the animal's eyes, mouth, or nose.

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