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Medicines for Ticks and Fleas – Choosing the Right One

With the tick and flea season just right up the alley, it’s a hot time for pet owners and vet supply retailers with their pet flea and tick medicines selling like hot cakes.

With the various incarnations of flea and tick medicines presented on the table and readily available, pet owners usually get pressed in finding the perfect one or the safest one for their beloved pets.

To make comaparison between the different tick and flea medicine variations and in selecting what to choose among the ones that are on the market, it is crucial for the pet owners to have some knowledge with regards to the active ingredients mixed in on these products. As opposed to just grabbing a vial of tick and flea medicine from the back shelf in pet stores and supermarket or just simply going for the cheapest one you can find off the counter, it’s good to actually learn to read the labels found on the back of the bottle.

For example

Do you know anything about the basic active ingredients found in most tick and flea medications?

Are they toxic or are they safe for use and whether it is natural or from synthetic chemicals?

Is it safe to be used on puppies or little kittens?

Is dangerous if the product is used repeatedly?

How long is product active?

Will it kill off only matured fleas or is it going to work with the flea’s other stages of life as well?
Certain active ingredients can be potent enough to kill fleas but are ineffective against ticks and can sometimes be too strong to be used on cats or even puppies. Just because these products are being sold on stores and pet shops and thinking that they are all the same just may be the cause of the death of your pet.

Due to the negligence on behalf of the pet owners, a lot of cats and dogs have perished as result of the side effects of anti tick and flea medicines that may have been easily avoided if only the pet owner just made an effort to simply read labels written on the back of the bottle.

It is utmost important to equip one’s self with the basic knowledge of what is mixed in each little bottle of tick and flea medication cannot simply be overlook and must not be taken frivolously. A lot of people simply believe that just because most of these products can simply be found on shelves and should be safe for use, this is most certainly not always true.

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