If you own a pet whether it be a cat or a dog the chances are they will spend a lot of time outside. The problem they face is that at some point they may get bitten by fleas or other insects.
If a flea has bitten your pet its not because it wants to hurt them it’s just they need to feed to stay alive. While this is good for the flea its not good for your pet.
Worse still is that once they have had a good feed they will often lay eggs on the host, your pet. When your pet returns home the eggs will fall off leaving you with a flea infestation if you don’t act quickly enough.
One way this can be prevented is by using flea drops for cats and dogs.
Once you start looking at flea treatment products for your pets it becomes apparent that there are many types available.
What you should be looking for is flea drops that protects your pet against not only fleas but ticks as well because they both pose a threat to not only your pet but to yourself.
Better still is to look for quality products that not only target adult fleas but also target every stage of a fleas life which includes eggs, larva and pupa.
The reason to use this type of flea treatment is to break the fleas life cycle and make it impossible for the flea to reproduce.
Think about your pet, when a flea bites it they produce saliva that irritates there skin causing then to itch and leaving them in pain. Not only is that a problem but the more your pet scratches the worse it gets. There are many pictures showing how animals have scratched so much they have areas were there is no fur left on their body causing nasty infections.
If your pet gets bitten by a flea the chances are it will lay eggs and if they do and they hatch your poor pet could very easily become home to hundreds of fleas
There is a way to stop all this happening by simply using flea drops.
A typical flea drop treatment would be applied once a month which should stop fleas from biting your pet and laying eggs.
Don’t wait until your pet brings fleas into your house and causing a flea infestation, its a lot easier to prevent them in the first place.
Which flea drops should you use
As I’ve mentioned the best flea drops to use are ones that not only kill adult fleas but also prevent their eggs from hatching. The reason you need to do this is because a female flea can lay up to 30 eggs a day so you can see how quickly your pet could become overrun with fleas.
With that many eggs being layed you can see that the flea population is mostly at the eggs stage waiting to hatch and cause havoc.
This is why we don’t recommend flea drops that just target adult fleas because they only kill the fleas that have hatched, what you aiming for is geeing rid of both adult fleas and eggs in one go.
While you’re at it check to see if the product targets ticks, these are nasty insects that could also harm your pet with the diseases they carry.
If your not sure what a tick is they are much like fleas in the way they feed, unfortunately on your pet. Unlike fleas they don’t attach themselves to one host, what they do is wait for a suitable host to come along.
Once on your pet they will start feeding but if your pet has been treated with flea drops that also kills ticks the tick will suck up the blood which will poison it and it will fall of and die.
How do you use flea drops
With any flea drop product you should always read the instructions fully before applying the drops.
The weight and size of the animal dictates the amounts that should be used.
To make it easier and to make sure you don’t give an overdose you can buy flea drops that are pre-packed for different weight sizes.
You will need to part your pet’s fur between the shoulder blades, this is so they cant lick it and apply the drops.
You need to apply the flea drops directly onto your pets skin and not onto the fur. It wont have any effect if the liquid ends up on the fur and not absorbed into the skin
Why you should use flea drops
After the first application of the flea drops it will have killed 80-98% of the fleas on your pet within 24 hours.
They will help repel the fleas before they have time to lay their eggs.
They stop the flea cycle by killing all stages of fleas from eggs to adults.
Very easy and convenient to use.
Flea drops only need to be applied once a month and should still be effective after swimming and bathing.