Remedies for fleas for dogs today are so numerous that an inexperienced dog can lead to a runaway in the fight against parasites, and he only has to look at the pet shop window. Nevertheless, all these preparations are strictly classified, and each remedy for fleas for dogs can be attributed to one of the following types:
- Drops from fleas , considered the most versatile means;
- collars, very convenient as a means of prevention;
- sprays, radical but effective drugs;
- shampoos against fleas. Often it is among them that you can find the best remedy for fleas for puppies - shampoos act neatly (sparingly) and rarely cause side effects;
- tablets and intramuscular injections, almost not common in our country.
Each of these types of funds has its advantages and disadvantages, which must be taken into account when choosing. And having already chosen the type of the tool itself, one can safely study the corresponding products of the most famous manufacturers.
Drops from fleas for dogs
Insecticidal drops on the withers - today, perhaps, the most common means of fleas for dogs. Their popularity with dog breeders is determined by several advantages:
- ease of use: dropping the drug on the neck of the pet and rubbing into the skin is much easier than bathing the dog or treating with aerosol;
- reliability: the majority of means provides destruction of parasites already present on a body of an animal and protection against fleas for two months;
- availability: on average about 300-500 rubles you can buy a pipette, which is enough for one or two months.
In this case, drops have some drawbacks. For example, a certain toxicity and the possibility of side effects after their use, because of which many drops from fleas (not all) can not be used for puppies under two months, pregnant and lactating dogs, sick and convalescent animals.
However, for most adult healthy dogs, the drops are excellent. Basically, drops are used for dogs living in a house or apartment, but regularly on the street. They are convenient to use as in cases when the dog is already infected with parasites, and to protect it from possible infection. Therefore, such preparations from fleas for dogs are deserved recognition from the owners.
The remedies for fleas and mites for dogs produced by Hartz are deservedly popular all over the world. The American company strictly monitors the quality, efficiency and safety of its products, and therefore, by buying and using these tools, it can be quite certain that the fleas in the dog are likely to disappear.
A range of Hartz drops includes several products, including Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick Drops for Dogs and Puppies - a special tool for puppies over 10 weeks of age. The active ingredient of this drug is Fenotrin, effectively destroying fleas, ixodids and mosquitoes.
All drops of Hartz are applied to the withers: the whole pipette is gradually poured onto the wool, and the liquid is carefully rubbed into the skin of the dog. After several hours the dog can be bathed and walked in the rain - wetting will not affect the effectiveness of the drug.
Stand Hartz drops from about 150 to 500 rubles, depending on the particular drug. One treatment of the animal is enough to protect against parasites within 1 month.
This remedy against fleas in dogs is considered one of the most effective. After proper application, the dog will be protected from insects for 2 months (and for 1 month - against ticks).
Stronghold can be used for puppies over 6 weeks of age. The drug is safe for animals and humans even if swallowed, compatible with most other veterinary drugs (including vaccines). But for this versatility it is necessary to pay: a package with 3 droppers of Stronghold drops can cost over 2000 rubles.
I tried every drop that we sell. Stronghold - the best. The dog never has saliva, it's on the drum, it's raining or not. Of course, fleas never happen. When I gave birth, before that I processed it, and the puppies did not have fleas.
Bars is a domestic preparation, it is quite effective and inexpensive. The cost of packing with 4 pipettes Barca is about 150 rubles.
The drug can cause side effects - profuse salivation, allergy - and is not recommended for use in puppies up to 12 weeks of age.
This remedy for fleas and mites for dogs is based on the action of standard insecticides - Fipronil and Permethrin - and provides pet protection for 2 months from fleas and 1 month from ticks.
For puppies, the drug is used only after two months of life. Within two days after the application of the product, the dog should not be washed and allowed to enter the children.
Sprays are generally considered to be the most effective and quick-acting drugs for fleas and ticks in dogs. They kill insects and mites for several minutes after processing the animal's fur and retain the residual effect for several weeks after application.
But at this efficiency they are also quite toxic: puppies can not be treated with many sprays, and when getting rid of parasites of adult animals it is necessary to watch that they do not lick the drug itself.
Typically, sprays are applied for twenty to thirty minutes on the entire coat of the animal other than the area of the muzzle. Then the aerosol is thoroughly washed off.
A number of drugs in the form of a spray can not be used to treat pregnant and lactating dogs, puppies and sick animals. The optimal option for their use is healthy adult dogs, often infected with fleas in the field or on the hunt, which need to remove parasites as quickly as possible. Sprays are used by workers of shelters and various cynological clubs.
Front Line spray is perhaps one of the most known aerosol preparations for dogs today. Very effective, easy to apply, but it is quite expensive (one bottle for 250 ml costs about 1500 rubles).
It is not used for patients or convalescent animals, and in healthy cases it can rarely cause allergy, vomiting, nervousness and dermatitis. For puppies can be used after two days of age.
Mine is also constantly catching fleas in the holes. Especially dachshunds, their hair is longer. Foxes are not like that. We have to buy Front Line and sprinkle after each hunt. But the fleas do not even have time to jump, they die right on the fur.
In addition to spraying, Beaphar also produces other preparations from fleas in dogs, but it is aerosols that the cynologists use most often: the products of this manufacturer combine high efficiency and safety.
You can treat puppies at the age of three months.
Hartz aerosols differ little from the others, but are known as one of the safest: the agents rarely cause side effects.
Specially for puppies, Hartz UltraGuard Plus Flea & Tick Spray is a spray that can be used for babies from the age of three months.
Flea Shampoos for Dogs
Shampoos are the best remedy for fleas for puppies and small decorative dogs. They are quite effective, have a gentle delicate effect, are easy to use. Many manufacturers add to their shampoos components for cleaning the wool and softening the skin, which makes them also great tools for caring for animals.
Shampoo Phytolite - a classic drug for fleas for puppies. The basis of it is infusion of medicinal herbs. Permethrin works here against the parasites themselves, destroying already existing insects on animals and discouraging those that can potentially infect the dog.
Puppies and adult dogs with shampoo Phytoelite should be bathed for 5-6 minutes in warm water (up to 37 ° C), and after bathing for at least a few hours keep in a heated room. It is important to ensure that the animal does not take shampoo by mouth while bathing.
Dr. Zoo is also an effective shampoo, very mild in its effect: some products of the line can be used for puppies of two weeks of age.
It has a completely natural composition. It is also good at its price - a tube of shampoo costs about 100 rubles.
Beaphar is an expensive imported shampoo, quite effective and safe.
The cost is approximately 500 rubles. It is not recommended to use it for puppies younger than 2 months.
Collars of fleas
Collars from fleas are used mainly to prevent the infection of dogs with parasites. Collars deliver a minimum of hassle to the owners - for effective use it is enough to equip this product with an animal once.
However, in some breeds of the Yorkshire terrier type, anti-flea collars can cause irritation on the skin, up to dermatitis.
On a note
Anti-dog collars are also useful for animals that live in an apartment, but spend the whole day in the yard. The collar will not only protect the pet from fleas, but will also let the employees of services to catch stray animals that they have a pet dog in front of them.
This is one of the most "long-lasting" collars. They retain their insecticidal effect for 5 months, and in many cases for dogs of one collar is enough for the entire warm period of the year. Do not use together with other insecticides.
Such a collar can be used for puppies from 6 weeks of age. There is one collar about 250 rubles.
Depending on the model, Hartz collars retain their anti-block effect for 3-7 months. And they cost about 500 rubles.
Can be used for puppies with one and a half months of life.
Kiltix - also quite powerful and effective collars against fleas . Operate for 7 months, contain insecticides of the last generation - Flumetrin and Propoksur.
These are also quite expensive collars. The price of one product is about 800 rubles.
In addition to the above, there are special flea tablets and preparations for injection. Now they are just beginning to conquer the market, their effectiveness and safety have not been fully tested, and therefore comparing them with other means is too early.
Those who want to save their four-legged friend from fleas, it is best to use proven and affordable drugs.