What is the best flea treatment for dogs?
Fleas and ticks will drive your dog crazy, so it is important to take preventative measures to protect your dog. Regular topical and oral flea treatments like NexGard Spectra and Bravecto can protect your dogs from fleas and ticks for up to 6 months while collars like the Seresto Flea and Tick Collars can protect you dog for up to 8 months.
What kills flea on dogs instantly?
Capstar will start killing fleas within 30 minutes of administration to your pet however provides little residual control after 24 hours. Longer lasting treatments such as spot-on gels and rinses start to kill fleas within 24 hours of application.
How do you know if flea treatment is working?
Active ingredients in flea treatments kill fleas by affecting their nervous system, which means that you may see more fleas directly after treating your dog. The presence of visible fleas after applying a flea control product is a good indication that the treatment is working well. Fleas have a lifecycle of 10-14 days, so you may still see some fleas for two weeks after treatment. If you can still see fleas after three weeks, the treatment may not have worked or you may not have destroyed the source of the initial infestation – fleas can live in your carpet, your pet’s bedding and other areas of your home. Make sure you clean your dog’s living area and limit their exposure to the area until the flea infestation is destroyed. Read our article for more Tips for Effective Flea Control.
What is the best flea treatment for dogs in Australia?
The best products for flea treatment in Australia include NexGard Spectra for Dogs, Bravecto Chews and ADVOCATE for Dogs.
Should I take my dog to vet for fleas?
Most of the time flea products should treat an infestation, however if you notice that your dog is chewing or scratching themselves to cause hair loss or bloody skin, call your vet right away. They may be suffering from an allergy.
How to prevent ticks on dogs?
Ensure you apply tick preventative products according the recommended directions and regularly comb through your dogs coat with your fingers to feel for ticks already attached. No preventative is 100% effective thus constant vigilance is essential particularly in areas affected by the deadly paralysis tick. If you find a tick already attached we have an article on How To Remove a Tick here.