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Flea, Tick, and Worming Treatments for Dogs
Understand the Threats: Common Parasites in Dogs
Dog parasites are very irksome and can make them critically ill. Here’s why using prevention treatments to safeguard your dog against these parasites is highly essential.
- Fleas - Fleas are the tiny, wingless creatures that you might spot moving quickly through your dog’s coat. They bite dogs and cause itching and allergies. In some cases, fleas may even lead to tapeworm infestations and anaemia.
- Ticks - Ticks are another bloodsucking dog parasite. There are several types of ticks, some of which may even cause paralysis. Other ticks transmit deadly diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mounted Spotted fever, and Ehrlichiosis in dogs.
- Intestinal Worms – Worms that dwell in the intestines of dogs include hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms, and roundworms. They can make your pooch severely ill with symptoms like diarrhoea and vomiting.
- Heartworms- Heartworms are fatal. Once infested, they grow in the dog’s heart, resulting in severe lung damage, heart failure, and death.
Does Your Dog Need Coverage against All these Parasites?
The above-listed parasites can easily infect your dog from anywhere, anytime in the United States. However, some parasites are less likely to affect your dog, depending on the area and season.
Fleas and ticks become more active during the warmer months. Starting as early as March, fleas and ticks thrive in the outdoors as the temperature rises. This is the time when your pet must be on the most effective preventative treatment. On the other hand, neither are these pests kind to your pets in the colder months. Therefore, it is best to keep your pet on flea preventative treatments year-round.
Is Tick Prevention Necessary For Dogs?
As per the studies, more than fifteen species of ticks are prevalent throughout the United States. Some of them are widespread in certain places. The southern states, as well as Pennsylvania, have a higher prevalence of American dog ticks. Lonestar ticks can be found in eastern Virginia, and Black legged ticks can be found across the state's northeast, central, and southern regions.
If ticks don’t pose a risk to your dog, any product that covers everything except ticks may be appropriate. Products like Revolution, Advantage Multi, and Comfortis Plus are perfect for dogs living in such areas.
Customers’ Favorites for Full Coverage
Fortunately, veterinary advances have developed “all-in-one” treatments that cover all the major dog parasites. We have described a few of them here, which are most trusted by our pet parents.
NexGard Spectra - Monthly Chew
NexGard Spectra is a tasty beef-flavored chew that protects your dogs against fleas, ticks, mites, heartworms, and intestinal worms, including roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. Treat your dog with one chew of NexGard Spectra every month for full protection.
Simparica Trio - Sarolaner, Moxidectin, Pyrantel Chewable Tablet
Simparica Trio is a multi-spectrum that protects dogs from fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms. It eliminates five types of ticks including Gulf Coast ticks, American dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, deer ticks, and Brown dog ticks. This easy-to-give chewablesimparica trioprovides continuous protection for one month.
Comfortis Plus - All Rounder Monthly Treatment
Comfortis Plus is an ideal flea, worm, and heartworm preventive oral treatment for dogs. It is loved by many pet parents due to its easy and convenient dosing and excellent protection. Comfortis Plus is also a monthly treatment for dogs.