How to Use Flea Drops on Dogs
There are many different types of treatments in the battle against fleas and ticks. One of the most effective ways to keep your dog flea free is by using drops. The following is a four step method in getting rid of and maintain a flea free dog with the use of flea drops:
Application of Drops
At the first sign of a flea infestation you need to immediately take action. This requires you to get drops that will begin to eliminate the fleas. When you first notice fleas it usually means that the infestation has been going on for at least six weeks. Although you can’t see them there are probably flea eggs and larva all over your home. Don’t let this trouble you because you can get rid of these unwanted guests with a little time and effort.
Killing the Fleas
Although you may not immediately notice the effects, the drops begin to kill the fleas almost immediately. The drops will be effective for approximately 30 days. Be sure to keep your eyes open for fleas in your home because it may be necessary to call an exterminator depending on the severity of the infestation.
Keep your Dog Protected
Although the flea drop treatment is effective, your dog will still be at risk of catching fleas again. You should begin using the drops on a regular basis to keep your pet protected from infestation. If you use the drops every thirty days the fleas may get on your dog but they will not survive and lay eggs. This is the only sure fire way to ensure a flea free dog and home.
If you do not consistently give your dog the flea drops you are asking for the fleas to return. As stated before the fleas will lay eggs and larva all over your home therefore these new fleas will attack if the treatment is not repeated. The fleas will only multiply and become worse if you don’t treat them effectively and regularly.
Hopefully these steps will help you in your fight against these resilient creatures. The brand of the drops is really your choice but you should definitely consult your veterinarian. Usually the veterinarian can lead you in the right direction and alert you of any side effects that will harm your particular dog. Also checking reviews of different drops online may lead you to the right brand and give you a better understanding of how to fight off the fleas.