Fleas are miniscule parasitic pests that latch onto the fur on mammals and live on their skin, feeding on their blood and causing a lot of discomfort. Cats and dogs, especially those who spend a lot of time outside, are at a particular risk of catching fleas, which can carry all kinds of health risks. As such, it’s important to make sure that not only are your pets fully vaccinated, but that they’re protected from the discomfort and pain fleas can cause, too.
When it comes to keeping your pets safe from the danger that fleas present, few brand names are widely trusted and recommended as Frontline and Frontline Plus for cats and dogs, both available here at Time For Paws.
Frontline for dogs and cats
We have both Frontline and Frontline Plus for dogs and cats, ensuring that they get the best treatment no matter what their needs are. This includes spot on treatments, gels, sprays, and more.
Both products are good at providing tick and flea protection, but if you’re concerned that your dog or cat currently has an infestation, then Frontline Plus might be the solution you need, as it eliminates both adult and young fleas. This ensures comprehensive and long-lasting protection for your pet, while standard Frontline is meant more for prevention.
The real dangers associated with fleas
Fleas are parasitic creatures that can carry a range of diseases, such as the fatal myxomatosis. Dogs and cats are vaccinated for this deadly disease by the vet, so ensuring that your pet is current on their vaccines is crucial.
However, beyond the diseases you can vaccinate for, fleas carry other risks. For instance, they feed on blood, so a large infestation can result in anemia in your cat or dog. Fleas are widely associated with the itching that the cause which can lead to excessive scratching. Dogs and cats can give themselves skin and coat issues with this scratching, but they may also cut themselves, which could potentially lead to infection.
Frontline provides the defense that you need
Frontline is a treatment that is designed to kill fleas as soon as they come in contact with it, and to penetrate the coat fully without any risk to your pet’s health. Once active, they remain so for several months. Make sure you take a look at how long the specific product you’re considered lastings.
Though prevention is the best cure, it’s important to make sure you choose the stronger Frontline Plus treatment if there’s an active flea problem on your dog or cat. If they’re scratching a lot of biting at their own tail or hind quarters, use a fine-toothed flea comb to confirm the problem and treat it accordingly.
Achieve freedom from fleas with Time for Paws
Both Frontline and Frontline Plus are widely trusted to provide the protection your cat or dog needs from fleas. We recommend talking to your vet about creating a flea treatment routine, but they are likely to recommend the products available here on Time for Paws as part of that.