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How Long Does it Take for Flea Medication to Work?

When you find fleas on your pet; you wish for them to be gone quickly. But given the numerous flea and ticks treatments available, it is quite hard to identify which one works faster. There are some flea and tick medications that take quite some time before they can become effective but there are those that will offer your pet with relief within a few hours. You can find information about how quickly a medication starts to work by reading the product label, on the manufacturer’s website, or by inquiring from your vet doctor.

Another an important consideration when determining the effectiveness of a flea medication is how the medicine is applied. Shampoos, collars, dips, spot-on, pills, and chewable tablets are all available and be used to good effect.

It is essential that you make the right choice based on your particular situation. For example, pet owners with children prefer the use of pills or chewable tablet to prevent the chances of the kids coming into contact with the pet’s skin. However, you need to know that choosing the right tick and flea medication and one that is the right formulation is only part of the battle. This is because fleas and ticks live on the body of the pest for a small part of their life cycle, and most of these pests are found in the environment at any given time. As the immature pests mature, they eventually seek out your pet causing new outbreak. As result of their presence in the pet’s environment, there are two extra aspects of parasite control that are crucial.

Any flea and tick treatment that remains active only for a few hours or a few days will not be practical for any pet owner. Nobody has the time to be re-treating their pet so frequently.

The development of pet products that last for several weeks was a huge leap forward and now some newer flea treatments last even longer with a single dose lasting for several months. This has an advantage in that it prevents the risk of missed doses of treatment.

Environmental Tick and Flea Control: Many medications are effective at quickly killing fleas on pets, but pet owners still have to deal with parasites in the yard or the house. Often people tend to overlook environmental control of fleas which is an important thing.

Flea eggs and larvae in the house can best be removed by vacuuming floors, furniture, and carpet and by running pet bedding and anything that is washable through the washer and dryer’s hottest cycles.

When it comes to controlling fleas on the outdoor, you can use a yard and premise spray.

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