Your Frontline Of Defense For Flea And Ticks Issues With Cats & Dogs

by Renske Buursma - Date: 2007-04-17 - Word Count: 431 Share This!

As many pet owners know, fleas and ticks can be common in your furry friends and cause itching and misery. Fleas are tiny, almost microscopic, and can be responsible for allergic dermatitis in some pets. And fleas also carry diseases.

Ticks are also very small and attach themselves to your pet, engorging themselves on its blood until full. They are found everywhere, especially in places with high humidity and moderate temperatures. Ticks can carry diseases, including Lyme disease, which are hazardous for both people and their pets.

Fleas can live in many places within your home. They lay eggs which hatch and feed on flea feces. If you do not treat your pet, your house can easily become infested in a short period of time. To check your dog or cat for possible flea infestation, you can either shake their fur over a white paper towel or brush them with a flea comb. If you see black specks, these are probably flea droppings. An animal with fleas is usually nervous and will scratch excessively. If you have more than one cat or dog, they will probably all be infested. One adult flea can lay up to 50 eggs at once and over 2000 in her lifetime!

Ticks and the diseases transmitted by them can cause various symptoms including fever, loss of appetite, lameness, depression or lethargy, arthritis or swollen joints. Ticks should be removed with tweezers and saved for the veterinarian to examine. Your pet will need a blood test if it has a disease transmitted by a tick.

Fortunately, there is a safe, easy and proven method to rid all fleas and ticks from your pet. First you should bring your dog or cat to a veterinarian to be examined. You can control existing fleas or ticks and prevent future infestations using a Frontline(r) product. By applying this every month, you can prevent fleas and ticks from returning.

Frontline(r) quickly kills fleas and keeps your pet totally flea- and tick-free for a month. The products are waterproof and gentle enough to use on kittens or puppies over 8 weeks of age. You can choose from a range of Frontline(r) products, such as Frontline Spray, Frontline Topspot and Frontline Plus. Frontline Plus is the newest product in the range and kills 100% of adult fleas on your pet. It also kills flea eggs and larvae. Frontline Plus completely breaks the flea lifecycle, to stop all stages of fleas from becoming a nuisance. It also kills all 4 types of ticks to leave your pet fully protected.

Try Frontline(r) products - your pet will thank you for it!

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