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At our house, our dogs aren’t just animals, they are members of our family. We want to ensure they have a long, happy life. We commit to walking them, feeding them nutritious food, and well-being check ups with our veterinarian.
Planning for a vet visit is important because our time is limited. There are other pet owners who deserve to see him as well. We prepare a list of questions we have, and usually it includes flea and tick control. It’s a conversation about which is best for our lifestyle and our individual pets.
Our location has changed as we’ve moved across country and we want to stay on top of what’s new in flea and tick control. Sure, products currently being used have been around 10-20 years, but it doesn’t always mean they have the benefits of some of the newer products.
Did you know there are now oral products that are effective in killing both fleas and ticks? One product, BRAVECTO® (fluralaner), lasts for up to 12 weeks* with just one tasty chew.
We want to find the product that is best for our dog and our lifestyle. Our veterinarian is familiar with our family and our dogs. Knowing this enables the conversation for which product is best for our specific pet. There are a lot of factors to consider:
- How easy is it to adminster?
- Dosing: more/less frequently
- Different types of side effects
- Prescription or over-the-counter product
Take a moment to ask your veterinarian to explain some of these differences. It’s a conversation that can help you make an educated decision. I learned prescription products have more in-depth safety and efficacy study requirements for approval than over-the-counter.
Our time in the south is our first encounter with fleas and ticks on our pets. The photo above is Jeb, the day we finally caught him from running wild in our neighborhood for weeks, maybe months. He was starving. I remember getting him in the house and putting a blanket down for him to have his “safe space”. We wrestled him as we bathed him and he found comfort on the blanket. There were HUNDREDS of ticks and fleas infesting him. The blanket was covered with ticks. It was disgusting.
What should we expect from flea and tick control. Is it working if I treat my pet and still see fleas and ticks occasionally? Is it working if I don’t see ticks and leas often? Is it realistic to think I will never see ticks and fleas when I treat my pet?
If fleas and ticks are a concern in your area, ask to get more information on BRAVECTO® if you are interested in treating less often with a tasty chew without compromising on safety or efficacy.
*BRAVECTO® kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO® also kills lone start ticks for 8 weeks. Go to Bravecto.com for full prescribing information
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