For every dog owner, the worry of fleas, ticks and worms at continuously at the back of their mind. Staying on top of the best tick, flea and worm treatment for dogs will keep the risk of any unwanted additions at bay and ensure their health is a number one priority, avoiding a trip in their dog travel crate to the vets.
In addition to causing risk to your dog, fleas can have a huge impact on your household. Once fleas make their way into your home, they can reproduce in your carpets, bedding and furniture and cause day to day havoc to you and your family. Using the best flea treatment for dogs will ensure they are kept protected, avoiding uncomfortable skin problems and further medical issues that can arise following a flea infestation.
At Canine Concepts, we stock the best flea treatment for dogs in a variety of formats from flea spray to monthly treatments which are applied to the skin at the back of their neck. With flea treatments available to suit dogs of all sizes, the simple precautionary treatment is known to kill fleas for up to 5 weeks to provide them with the protection they need when out and about.
For additional measures, we offer additional products to support the best flea treatment for dogs. Try out VetIQ’s flea guard treats an alternative reward for good behaviour, containing a unique blend of ingredients to repel fleas as well as maintaining a beautiful skin and coat. If you find yourself dealing with fleas, a flea spray kills fleas and insects for up to 3 months. In conjunction with regular vacuuming and washing, the flea spray helps to completely eradicate the remaining fleas to overcome the infestation before it develops.
Being a particular issue in the warmer months, ticks can be very unpleasant for our four legged friends and have the potential to pass on harmful diseases, such as Lyme disease. Once a tick attaches itself to your dogs skin, removing it with the correct tools or getting a professional to help as soon as possible is important. The most common areas problem areas for ticks include wooded and moorland areas where there is long grass, meaning they can come into direct contact with you or your pet easier.
If you find your local walking routes make your pet particularly prone to ticks, we recommend using a tick and flea shampoo as your regular shampoo when washing your pet. Containing natural oils which are shown to repel biting insects, the insecticide shampoo is effective yet free from artificial colours, fragrances and parabens. As well as being an effective dog tick treatment, dog shampoo contains proteins to help keep their skin and coat nourished and moisturised. Similarly, using sprays and powders as flea and dog tick treatments helps keep your home free from insects and will prevent the risk of ticks when you are out and about enjoying the fresh air with your dog.
Regular dog worming treatment is important to prevent your pet from catching various worm infections. From tapeworms to hookworms, the parasites infect a dogs intestines and can cause unpleasant symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting and a change in appetite which can lead to long term illness. Worms is often contracted through the faeces of other infected animals or fleas so taking steps to ensure they are protected will keep risk to a minimum.
Dog worming treatment should be used around 4 times a year to prevent the risk of contraction, consisting of a simple tablet with doses varying dependant on the size of your dog. The worming process should begin from a very young age, starting from just 2 weeks of age and continuing throughout adulthood for full protection.
Here at Canine Concepts, we are all avid dog lovers with experience in the industry. If you would like some professional advice on the best tick, flea and worm treatment for dogs, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. Our friendly team are on hand to help you decide on the best approach for your four-legged friend, answering any queries you may have.