Flea & Tick Treatment for Dogs & Puppies
Flea and tick treatments for dogs are vital for keeping your pooch protected from these annoying little nasties. It's important that you keep your pet protected from these external parasites, as an infestation can cause more than itchy skin and annoyance! From spot on treatments, to flea tablets for dogs, browse our full range of dog flea and tick treatments below for protection and getting rid of infestations.
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Why Should You Treat Your Dog For Fleas And Ticks?
When it comes to fleas, prevention is better than cure. Preventing fleas and ticks before they occur is better for your dog and easier on you, which is why you should use flea treatments for dogs regularly – even if your pooch doesn’t have either.
Not only are fleas annoying, but they can also carry tapeworm eggs that can cause a tapeworm infection in your dog, which would require a dog worming treatment to get rid of. For some dogs, flea allergy dermatitis is also a risk, this is where your dog is allergic to flea bites.
Ticks are similar in the risks they can carry for your dog. Not only are they inherently irritating for your pup, but they can carry diseases, such as Lyme Disease, which they can transfer to your dog.
Even if you can't see fleas on your dog, it's still important to treat your dog regularly, as not being able to see them doesn't mean your dog doesn't have them. Fleas only jump on dogs for a few minutes to feed, with only 5% of the flea population being adults that do this. The rest are found in the environment, as flea larvae, pupae and eggs, therefore a small flea infestation on your dog can quickly spread throughout your home.
With ticks, it can be easy to miss one that is latched onto your dog for some time as they can hide in their fur. They are usually cream coloured, which blends into many lighter dog coats very easily. If you do find a tick on your pet, make sure to get the proper tool to remove it or seek medical advice from your vet.
Many of our flea treatments for dogs act as a flea and tick treatment too, meaning you can protect your dog from several parasites at the same time. However, double-check that the product is a flea and tick treatment for dogs, so you can get this double protection, otherwise we do offer tick treatments on their own.
Best Flea And Tick Treatment For Dogs
The best dog flea and tick treatments depends on your own personal preferences and your dogs. We supply a range of flea treatment options so you can find what works best for your pooch, from oral flea treatments for dogs to topical liquids. What treatment you choose will also affect how regularly you need to treat your dog for fleas or ticks, as the protection will last for different amounts of time. Our most popular types of dog treatments include:
Spot On Flea & Tick Treatment For Dogs
Spot-on dog flea treatments are a liquid in a pipette that you empty onto your dog’s skin at the back of the neck, many of these double up as a flea and tick treatment for dogs as well. They are easy to administer, especially if your dog is difficult to give tablets to. Dosages are different for various sizes of dog, so be sure to know your dog’s weight when choosing a spot-on dog flea treatment.
How often you apply spot on flea and tick treatments for dogs depends on the brand you choose. For many of these treatments, applying the spot on every four weeks will give optimum protection.
Flea Collars For Dogs
Flea collars are a long-term flea treatment for dogs, it offers protection against these parasites and other blood-suckers, such as ticks. Often the protection from a flea collar can last for up to 8 months. Available in various sizes, these flea and tick treatments for dogs are an easy way to help to keep parasites off your pooch.
Flea Tablets For Dogs
Most dog flea tablets are prescription-only medicines for dogs. Therefore, you will need a prescription from your vet to buy these at our discounted online price. Many of the flea tablets for dogs are chewy and flavoured to help to administer them to your pup. These are mainly treatments for infestations instead of flea prevention.
Flea & Tick Spray
Flea sprays include household sprays to help to kill fleas in the home, as well as flea spray treatments for your dog. Some of these sprays are suitable for both dog and home treatments. If you are trying to get rid of a flea infestation, treating the home is vital, as only 5% of the flea population will be found on the pet, the immature stages of the flea are in the household. You can also find sprays that will kill ticks alongside fleas, though these are specifically for use on your dog.
Tick removers are a must-have tool for dog owners. Removing ticks can be a dangerous task as if any remains are left inside your pooch it can continue to cause harm and infection. Available on our site are options to make the process easier with special tools designed for the job.
Our cheap flea and tick treatments for dogs include some of the biggest over-the-counter brand names, such as Frontline, as well as prescription dog flea treatments. Buying your dog’s flea treatment online allows you to access the best flea treatments at discount prices.
For more information on on these parasites or on dog flea treatments, contact a member of our team today.
To learn more, have a read of our "Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Fleas" guide.
Customers Also Ask
How often should I administer flea treatment on my dog(s)?
The frequency of flea treatment for dogs can vary depending on the product you use. Some treatments are administered monthly, while others may last for several months.
It's important to follow the instructions provided by the specific flea treatment product you choose.
Do dogs require flea and tick treatment during the winter season?
While fleas and ticks are more commonly active in warm weather, it's still possible for dogs to be exposed to them during the winter.
If your dog spends time in environments where these parasites are present, such as wooded areas or areas with wildlife, it's advisable to continue using flea and tick treatments throughout the year.
Where do dogs get ticks and fleas from?
Fleas and ticks can be picked up from other infested animals, such as other dogs, cats, or wildlife.
Fleas can also be found in environments where infested animals have been, such as parks, yards, or boarding facilities.
Ticks are commonly found in wooded areas, tall grasses, or shrubs, where they attach themselves to passing animals.
How does spot-on flea treatment work?
Spot-on flea treatments are usually liquid and applied to the skin, typically between the shoulder blades or along the back. These treatments contain insecticides that are absorbed into the dog's body through the skin, entering the bloodstream - when fleas come into contact with the treated area; they are killed or repelled.
Some spot-on treatments also have additional ingredients to prevent flea eggs from hatching, such as Frontline Plus.
How do flea tablets work?
Flea tablets, also known as oral flea medications, are ingested by the dog. These tablets contain chemicals that are absorbed into the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body.
When fleas bite the dog, they are exposed to these chemicals, which either kill the fleas directly or disrupt their life cycle, preventing them from reproducing.
Dog oral flea tablets provide systemic protection against fleas and can be an effective option for controlling infestations. Shop Now!
Can you use flea tablets and spot-on treatments together?
It is generally not recommended to use multiple flea treatments simultaneously unless specifically instructed by your veterinarian. Using multiple treatments simultaneously can increase the risk of adverse effects or overdose.
If you're considering combining treatments, it's best to consult your vet for guidance and to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the products used.