Protecting Your Pet Against Fleas and Ticks

 

As we welcome warmer weather with our furry friends, we also welcome flea and tick season. Luckily, there are a wide range of products available to help pet parents in the prevention and removal of these pests.

Prevention

It’s important to be proactive as preventing fleas and ticks will not only save you time and energy but will also ensure your companion remains comfortable!

  • Flea and Tick Collars

Consider using a dual action flea and tick collar, like the Zodiac Dog Powerband Plus Collar, for protection from head to tail. Featuring innovative Precor technology with Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), this collar provides four months protection against adult fleas and ticks, five months protection against flea eggs, and effectively eliminates existing adult fleas, ticks, and flea eggs.

Removal

If your pet does attract fleas or a tick, don’t fret! There are great tools designed to help manage the situation, such as shampoos and specialized combs.

  • Flea and Tick Shampoos

Flea and tick shampoos, like the Zodiac Double Action Flea and Tick Shampoo, can help stop spreading and provide your beloved animal with some relief. This powerful shampoo effectively kills adult fleas and ticks and eliminates flea eggs for four weeks following treatment. Made with a conditioning formula containing aloe, oatmeal, lanolin, and coconut oil, it is gentle enough for your pet’s sensitive skin.

  • Flea Combs

When it comes time to remove the fleas from your pet’s fur, flea combs are extremely helpful! With tightly-fit teeth, these combs allow you to easily find and remove fleas. Be sure to focus on your pet’s face, neck, and base of the tail. Examine the comb periodically to see if any fleas have been caught and if so, dip the comb into a cup of water with mild detergent.

  • Tick Twisters

If you find a tick on your pet, the O’Tom Tick Twister can help remove it. Tweezers and other tools exert pressure on the tick and risk leaving body parts in your pet’s skin, which can cause inflammation or infection. By twisting with the O’Tom Tick Twister, the tick’s spikes bend into the axis of rotation and the tick is easily removed without traction, decreasing the risk of breaking inside the skin. While the O’Tom Tick Twister offers an at-home solution, if you feel uncomfortable removing the tick by yourself be sure to bring your pet to the veterinarian where it can be removed professionally.

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