Flea Tick and Worm Treatment for Dogs

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Flea Tick and Worm Treatment for Dogs

Healthy dogs are happy dogs, so remember that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Proactive and preventative healthcare is key to providing your pup with that health and safety they deserve for long, happy life. When a dog feels their best, they’re able to live their best life, filled with exercise, affection, and fun. With all the advancements in veterinary science, pup parents have the opportunity to bolster their dog’s wellness with easy-to-administer dog medications. Choosing the best pharma products for your doggo is an easy way to fulfil your promise to protect your dog’s health.

When selecting your dog’s medicines, be sure you have the answers to the following questions:

  • How much does my dog weigh?
  • Does my dog have any medication allergies?
  • How often will I need to give my dog their medication?

Once you have answers to these questions, you can browse the selection of dog medications we offer to find which is best for your dog. Add it to your box, and it will ship along with your next order of fresh, healthy, and delicious Petzyo dog food.

Why dogs need medication?

Dogs rely on their humans to provide them with all they need to remain healthy and active. In addition to feeding your dog a high-quality diet, giving your dog medications is one of the most important ways you can help your dog live their best life.

Parasite prevention is an easy way to protect your dog from fleas, ticks, and internal parasites that can sap your dog’s health. Fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites can lead to nutrient deficiency, anemia, and long-term diseases like Lyme’s disease. These medications are either topical or ingested and often work by killing larvae or rendering parasites sterile.|

Petzyo puts your dog’s health and safety first. We only offer reputable, effective products that are handled and stored properly before being shipped to your home. Some of the best-selling brands we offer include NexGard, Advocate, Bravecto, Advantix, and Simparica.

Common Dog Parasites

There are a variety of bugs that can ruin your dog’s health, lowering their quality of life, and in some cases, ending their life. Here are some of the most common:

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia
  • Heartworm
  • Hookworm
  • Roundworm
  • Tapeworm
  • Whipworm

To prevent them from lowering your furry friend’s quality of life, find a treatment that eliminates them and make sure that you administer it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

How to Identify if your dog has fleas, ticks or worms?

While not fun, you will need to check to see if your doggo has fleas, ticks or worms. This can be done by a microscopic examination of their stool and/or blood tests. So if you suspect parasites, schedule an appointment with your vet, and ask if you need to bring in a stool sample.

Some signs that your dog might have picked up parasites are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Changes in appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Dull coat
  • Lethargy
  • Poor body condition
  • Stunted growth
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Worms in feces

If you notice any of these, consult your veterinarian, and they can examine your forever friend and suggest a treatment.

How to prevent your Dog from Getting Fleas, Ticks & Worms?

Have you looked into flea prevention for your dog? There are a variety of choices–you just have to decide what is best for you and your doggo. You can pick from the following:

  • Collars
  • Pills & chews
  • Powders
  • Shampoos
  • Sprays
  • Topical creams and gels

While not foolproof, you can reduce the chance that your dog picks up bugs by cleaning up after your dog when they go to the bathroom, avoiding dog parks where there might be flea-infested dogs or ticks, and keeping your dog from chasing prey.

Buying Dog Medicine Online

You will find that adding your dog’s medication to your order is a convenient way to ensure you have your pet’s medication when you need it. If you’re unsure if a medication is right for your dog, you should consult your veterinarian.

Select a medication that is appropriate for your dog’s weight, age, and needs. When you click on a product, you can read more about it to decide if it’s right for your best friend. Always follow product guidelines, including dosage schedule and instructions.

Flea and Tick Treatment for Dogs

There are a variety of flea and tick treatments for dogs. If your dog is small or younger than 6 months, read the guidelines carefully because some flea treatments for puppies are not recommended for small dogs or puppies less than 6 months old. Some medications can treat your dog for a combination of fleas, ticks and heartworms.

Most dog flea and tick treatments do not kill worms, so you will need to look for a product that can kill a variety of parasitic worms, especially those known to infest the area where you live.

While making your decision, look at the way dog flea, and worm treatments work. Some kill only adult fleas, while others kill adults and eggs, breaking the life cycle and helping to prevent reinfestation. Some are fast-acting, killing adult fleas in hours, while others last up to three months. Some dog flea treatments are ingested, others applied topically. The choice is yours and your doggo’s, but if you have any doubts, your veterinarian can help you make the best decision for your four-legged friend.

How to pick the safest treatment for your dog?

Things to consider

While making your choice, you need to consider many things, like:

  • Activities: What your dog does on a daily basis will affect their exposure to fleas, ticks, worms, and other parasites. The exposure will affect the type of medication you will choose.
  • Age: Check to make sure that your choice is appropriate for the age of your dog. Many treatments should not be given to puppies.
  • Coat: The type of coat your dog has can affect the effectiveness of some topical treatments.
  • Family: Some medications should not be given to dogs when there are children in the house or apartment.
  • Health: Certain health conditions can be affected by some flea, tick and worm medications. Check with your veterinarian before you give them to your dog.
  • Location: Different areas have different parasites, so your dog’s exposure is based on where you live and the pests in that area.
  • Pregnancy: Mose medications are not recommended for pregnant and nursing dogs.

It can be a complicated and difficult decision, so read the product description carefully and talk to your vet if you need additional help or have questions about the medications.

Petzyo’s Selection of Add-To-Box Dog Pharma Products

You feed your dog the best. Give them the best pharmaceuticals to build on that foundation of health and to support your dog’s lifelong wellbeing. To make finding beneficial preventative medications easier for pet parents, we’ve selected the best choices on the market for dogs of all sizes. We offer an array of canine pharma products that will keep away the itch and discomfort of fleas and ticks. Each of these products is formulated to support dog’s wellness and wellbeing.

When you find a product in our Add-to-Box section, you can rest assured that the product has been vetted for its quality and effectiveness.

  • Simparica
  • Advantix
  • Bravecto
  • Nexgard Spectra
  • Advocate dog
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Do I need to treat my dog for fleas, ticks and worms?
YES! While many of the treatments are not cheap, consider the vet bills you will pay if fleas, ticks and worms damage the health of your forever friend. An infestation will lower the quality of their life as well. If you still have doubts, consider what it could cost to have your house and yard treated for an infestation of fleas and ticks. It is much cheaper and easier to be proactive and prevent expensive bills down the road.
How often do dogs need flea and tick treatment?
It really depends on the medication. Sprays, powders and shampoos should be applied every 3-7 days if there are fleas present where you walk your dog. This is especially true in summer when fleas are more common. Other treatments, like oral and topical, should be applied as often as the manufacturer recommends.
Can I treat puppies and small dogs to prevent fleas, ticks, and worms?
It depends on the medication. Read the label carefully to see if it is appropriate for the age and size of your dog. Most treatments are appropriate for puppies starting at either 4 weeks or 6 months old. Your vet will have the best recommendation for the type of treatment and the age to start it. Puppies can be dewormed every two weeks until they are three months old, then treated every month until they reach 6 months. If you have any questions, consult your vet.
Is flea and worm treatment the same?
No. Medications need to target the pest. Some will rid your dog of fleas and ticks at the same time, but they are not designed to kill worms, too. So you will need a separate treatment for fleas/ticks and worms. You should not give them both treatments at the same time until you are sure that they are not allergic to either.
How long should you leave between worming and flea treatment?
If your dog develops side effects from treatment, you want to know which treatment caused it, so it can be useful to give medications at different times. Read the instructions and pay attention to the length of time that the treatments last. They are not all the same. Unless your vet recommends something else, follow the instructions that come with the treatment.
How do you know if flea treatment is working?
One way to tell is to buy flea traps. If you get a few fleas a month, things are fine, but if you start getting 3-5 in a week, you know that your doggo is bringing in more fleas than normal and something isn’t working. You can also physically examine your pet for fleas. If you look carefully and closely or use a flea comb, you should be able to see if your favorite friend has an infestation. So if you notice that your dog is scratching a lot or has red patches of skin, there is a good chance that there might be fleas around.
Should I take my dog to the vet for fleas?
In most cases, you can get and apply the medication without the help of the vet. But in some cases, like when your dog is itching and scratching but there are no signs of fleas, you might want to take your dog in to see if there is another reason for that behaviour. If you notice any side effects from treatment, you should also take your dog in for an examination. In extreme cases–you have given your dog treatment but there are still fleas–you need to take your dog in and have your vet decide how to treat them.
What is the safest and most effective flea and tick treatment for dogs?
Your vet is your best resource for safe flea and tick treatments. They can help you decide what is best for your dog based on their age, activity level, overall health, lifestyle and where you live. All flea and tick medications can affect your dog’s health, but you need to balance possible side effects with the health and comfort problems caused by an infestation of fleas.
What kills fleas on dogs instantly?
Capstar will kill fleas within 30 minutes. Flea shampoos also kill fleas immediately. There are other products that will kill them in 12 -24 hours as well. You might want to use shampoo for immediate relief, then give your dog a long-lasting treatment to keep the fleas away.
What are some natural ways to kill fleas on my dog?
Some home remedies that you can try are Epsom or sea salt, baking powder, baby powder, coconut oil and vinegar. Mix the salt with water and apply it to your dog. It will kill the fleas by dehydrating them. Apply baby powder, then comb out the fleas and drop them into a bowl of water to drown them. With coconut oil, just apply it to their skin. It will soothe any irritation and monolaurin in the oil will kill the fleas. If you decide to use vinegar, cider vinegar works better, and you will want to mix it with water–equal amounts of water and cider, then apply it to their skin. Avoid their eyes and nose because it can cause irritation.