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Today’s Tech = Better Flea Treatment + Medication For Pets

Today’s Tech = Better Flea Treatment + Medication For Pets

With all of today’s newest technology available at our fingertips, it’s not just about the size of our sophisticated handheld devices and smartphones anymore. It also comes to mind at the hands of our physicians, hospitals and caregivers when it comes to the many amazing new medical and medicinal advances available everywhere and they’re growing rapidly. 

In the majority of these cases, we’re getting more effective medicines, diagnosed with better equipment and the eventual care provided to help us in our quest to live much longer and healthier lives. Speaking of medical advances and many newer pharmaceuticals out there, these are not just for humans, but they also benefit our pets. 

Think of it this way, back in the day when mobile phones were the size of a small suitcase, there were few options available when it came to the eradication of parasites like fleas, which are really frustrating for our pets. Most of these antiquated products only came in the form of flea collars and different topical solutions. Not to say these particular products aren’t very effective in killing these pests. But with today’s modern technological advancements, these products have improved drastically over the last few decades. 

For example, those old-school flea collars weren’t always available in either scentless or hypoallergenic forms. In many cases this ultimately made these products become an unsuitable option for canines with skin issues, allergies or sensitive sensory glands. 

They also did little for preventing contact or interaction with certain wild critters that we’re unable to keep away that may overwhelm them with these nasty little blood suckers. Once again, given more medical advancements, we’ve being presented with much better products in today’s marketplace to assist both consumers and their pets. 

One If By Mouth

Another excellent advancement with flea treatments nowadays comes in the form of those taken orally, or one by mouth, usually lasting for a month. Although it requires a red-letter date being placed on one’s calendar, or given today’s technology, a reminder put onto our smartphone. But these products are not only a tasty treat, they’re also extremely effective for long-term and short-term relief from annoying fleas.

That’s right you heard (actually read) that statement correctly. Short-term relief can exist even with products that are taken internally. There are oral flea medications eliminating these pests remarkably fast. For instance, there’s at least one oral medication (VetIq Healthy Treats Flea Guard) with the ability to start killing fleas shortly after ingestion. 

Topical Treatments Are Now Tougher & Safer

While we’re taking advantage of these newer, more advanced options when it comes to quelling fleas, topical treatments like shampoos and sprays have also come a very long way. As time and trends have moved on, so have these products which have become devoid of many dangerous chemicals used in the past, include more natural products and are better for the  environmentally compared to the past. 

Keeping up with all of today’s technology can be challenging at best, but we should also include our four-legged best friends in this important process when it comes to these relevant trends. But they’re not just trends, they are important advances that lead to better, happier and healthier lives for both our pets and our family. 

Written by Amber Kingsley

Travel junkie, Amber Kingsley, is a freelance writer living in Santa Monica, CA. Her art history background helps her hone in on topics that are of interest to readers. She is a dog enthusiast and loves spending time with her pomeranian, Agatha.