Flea treatment for dogs
How to get rid of fleas on dogs?
In a word, yes! Those pesky fleas never seem to quit, and they can drive you and your dog insane. Fleas are one of the most frustrating problems dog owners encounter. You don’t have to battle with fleas at all if you invest in a few handy flea prevention products, and keep on top of your dog’s flea treatments. Fleas can cause dogs a huge amount of discomfort, and also set off and irritate skin conditions.
Don’t run the risk of your dog having a flea infestation, as once they get into your home, they can be quite tough to get rid of. Fleas are also quite common, so if your dog isn’t protected, they could easily catch them off other dogs when out on walks. If you see your dog has fleas (they will be scratching a lot, have sore skin and you may be able to see some fleas on them), then make sure you act fast and treat them quickly.
Dog Flea Combs
Grooming is of course an essential part of looking after your dog's wellbeing, health and appearance. Regarding appearance, combing removes loose hair, dirt and prevents hair from getting tangled and matted. Just a few minutes each day will keep your pet's coat shiny and healthy.
More importantly, in terms of health, combing your dog is crucial so that you can get rid of any fleas or eggs which may be in your dog's fur. You should comb gently and systematically, remembering that fleas will often reside in thicker fur. When you have spotted fleas trapped in the teeth of the comb, you should immediately drown them in soapy water or insecticide.
In the height of flea season, this process should be happening daily and at Time for Paws we have a great selection of high-quality dog flea combs from Johnson's Veterinary and Mikki. With one of these reliable and effective dog flea combs, you will be able to make sure that your dog is in tip top condition and is not irritated or unwell due to fleas or ticks.
Dog Flea Cream
At Time for Paws we have many products available that can tackle the problem of fleas which cause so much strife for your dogs. One way of keeping your best friends tail-wagging is to keep them free from the stresses of pain caused by fleas by using dog flea cream, which is a soothing and gentle way to offer your dog some relief if they are at the stage of having mild or moderate skin irritation.
A traditional example of this comes in the form of Johnsons Skin-Eze, a soft, oily sulphur based creamy formula which, when applied to your dog's skin, absorbs into the affected area, aiding pain relief and encouraging the healing process with natural ingredients. By applying the cream twice daily and sparingly, gently rub the cream thoroughly to the affected area to provide relief to any mild irritations.
This product is in fact suitable for cats, dogs, other small pets and even caged birds. But, it should be said that it is only to be used as a soothing pain relief for mild discomforts and irritations. So you should seek medical advice if your dog's affected area persists, or if the problem seems more severe to begin with.
Dog Flea Powder
Dog flea powder is a fast and effective way not only to kill fleas and their larvae but also absorb the smell which is left by them. Fleas can be a nasty and dangerous nuisance for dogs and, once they have been brought into the home, for humans. But with dog flea powder at your disposal, this can be an entirely manageable situation.
All you need to do is to sprinkle the powder evenly around the areas of your house which you think need to be treated; these areas could be where your dog lies down. Leave the powder there for half an hour minimum and then simply hoover away to get rid of fleas leaving you with a clean, clear and fresh smelling area.
The Beaphar Household Flea Powder that we have available here in 300g containers provides enough powder to treat 10 square metres of rug or carpet. You should take care not to apply the powder to any wet areas, or else the powder will adhere.
Dog Tick Picker
Ticks can be a very serious threat to the health of your dog. If they bite your dog, then they could well pass on lyme disease. What is more that this can also be a risk for humans too as ticks that can potentially be brought into your home if you or your dog have been walking through long grass for example could be just as likely to bite humans as they would animals.
This is why at Time for Paws we have available dog tick pickers which will work easily, quickly and effectively to tackle this problem. Take a look at the Tick Twister O'Tom Hook for example, which is specially designed to remove the tick without leaving the tick's mouth in the skin and without compressing the tick's abdomen, thus reducing the risk of any disease being transmitted on removing the tick.
It is important to note too that this tick removal product also works on humans as well as on dogs, so it really is a smart investment for overcoming the potentially harmful risks of ticks not only for your pet but also yourself and your household.
On top of that, there is the Mikki Tick Picker and Johnsons Tick Remover. Daily checks and swift removal of any ticks with these devices is all that is needed to keep in control of what otherwise could be a risky business both for you and your dog.
Flea Drops for Dogs
Time for Paws knows how much of a pain (and a dangerous one at that!) flea bites can be for your dogs. Not only that, but if fleas and their eggs aren't killed when your dog might have picked some up outside in the grass, then they can be as equally damaging for humans too once spread around the house.
This is why we are stocked up with many highly effective products to tackle this issue with speed and ease. There are lots of leading brands of flea drops to choose from such as Beaphar, Effipro, Frontline, Johnsons Vetinary and Virbac. With these products, what can potentially be a very serious problem becomes a thing of the past.
These flea drops just need to be squeezed with gentle pressure down onto your dog and any fleas on the fur and skin will be saying a swift goodbye. Whether it is the award-winning innovative Effipro ® pipette with its unique Drop-Lock technology, the super effective Beaphar FIPROtec ® Spot On Solution or the new double action FRONTLINE Plus with its active IGR technology stopping flea eggs from hatching in your home, you can be sure that the products within our collection will provide fast results (which will result in happy dogs).
Browse through the available options and pick up the right flea drop solution for your dog today. Whatever breed of dog you have -- small, medium, large or extra large – Time for Paws will have the one for you.
Flea Shampoo for Dogs
Shampooing is a great way to keep your dog's fur and skin soft, luscious, clean and healthy. If you do not wash and shampoo the coat, then problems can arise, as insects will irritate your dog's skin.
But on top of irritation, flea bites carry and transmit diseases and in general make your dog weak and lethargic, possibly becoming anemic from blood depletion. In turn, flea eggs, fleas and dirt caused from flea excrement will spread onto carpets and other fabrics your dog is in contact with in your home if you do not keep your dog's coat clear.
For dogs and puppies over the age of 12 weeks, Beaphar Flea Shampoo, Johnsons Flea Insecticial Shampoo and Johnsons Dog Flea Cleansing Shampoo will all work effectively to ensure that your dog is happy and healthy with a smooth and spotless coat.
Wetting the coat gently with luke-warm water and lathering up the fur for three minutes or so and then rinsing thoroughly, before towelling and keeping your dog warm till dry will not only be beneficial for your dog's health and general wellbeing but will also be very comforting and relaxing.
Have a look through the selection of Dog Shampoo products from 200ml to 400ml and choose the formula which would best suit your dog's coat. These shampoos will have it looking glossy, soft, clean, and even more stroke-able than it already is!
Dog Flea Spray
Flea bites are potentially very dangerous for your dogs. They not only cause skin irritation but can also lead to a transmission of serious diseases. On top of that, the fleas that your dog might be carrying could also be very dangerous for your own health, as many of the diseases which can be spread to dogs can also be spread to humans too. This is why it is important to keep on top of this potential problem with products such as flea spray for home.
We have a great selection of flea spray products at Time for Paws which provide a fast and effective way to repel fleas, kill them, and also prevent them from returning for up to 4 days after each spray. This is a simple and easy solution to protect your dogs from the dangers of flea bites, leaving them to live happily and healthily, free from any skin problems and related complications.
At Time for Paws, we want to give you a helping hand and make it easier to show ultimate love, care and affection to your favourite little friends by keeping them tail-waggingly healthy; and it is that much easier to keep on top of things when you are protecting your dog's health at the same time as protecting the health of your wallet!
What is the best flea treatment for dogs?
There is no black and white answer to that. There are many reputable brands that provide excellent, highly efficacious products in the treatment of fleas. Some owners prefer and spot on treatment which is very simple to administer. Other owners prefer a tablet form which is administered straight into your dog's mouth or else crushed up and mixed with their Dog Food.
Flea Tablets for Dogs
The dangers of fleas on dogs are multiple; therefore it really is a good idea to be proactive in the effort to repel them, thus preventing the possibility that your favourite little friend will be left irritated, weak or ill from fleas and ticks.
Furthermore, as ticks and fleas can also transmit the same diseases and severe skin irritations to dogs and humans, it is highly advantageous for you to have your dogs take these flea repellents, so that fleas are not brought into your home where they can affect you and your dog.
To stop your dogs suffering from the dangers of flea bites which can range from skin irritation all the way up to potentially fatal disease, have a look through the selection of options here at Time for Paws in the way of preventative flea tablets for dogs.
Vetiq Flea Guard for example is a product made from entirely natural ingredients such as B vitamins, Yeast, Zinc and Garlic which repel fleas and ticks by making the blood less attractive to them, whilst also being actively beneficial to the health of your dog's skin and coat.
Similarly, Johnsons 4Fleas Tablets perform the same functions but come in two variations, with one being for dogs over 1kg and the other for puppies and small dogs from 4 weeks of age up to 11kg. Both products are safe to use alongside any other flea or worm medication and will kill fleas on pets within 24 hours.
Spot On flee Treatment for dogs
Flees and ticks are a horrible thing for dogs, and, as a matter of fact, a horrible things for humans too! Given that many of the nasty illnesses and diseases that can be spread to dogs through this means can also be spread to humans, it certainly is in everyone's best interest to reduce the likelihood of flees and ticks making their mark in your home.
With that said, whenever you take your dog out on a walk and there is any kind of long grass involved, you can never be sure that your dog will be free from those unpleasant bites and also eggs. So, what do you do? Well, with Spot On flee and tick solutions, this problem need not be such a worry.
Spot On is a product which is made up of Fipronil and the insect growth regulator S-methoprene. These components not only kill adult fleas, ticks and biting lice, but also interrupt the flea life cycle therefore preventing any exposed eggs or larvae from developing in your home for up to 8 weeks. So everyone remains safe, comfortable and healthy! In terms of any live insects, the effective combination, once applied, will kill fleas for up to 8 weeks and ticks for 4 weeks.
Time for Paws has the full range from Spot On, so that, whether your dog is small, medium, large or very large, we will have the specifically formulated flee and tick repellent solution for you.
What about a flea collar for dogs?
Some dog owners would rather use a flea collar. Seresto dog flea collars provide up to eight months' flea and tick protection. They are clinically proven to kill fleas within twenty four hours and actively repel and kill ticks through contact, so no bite is required for it to work. Furthermore, they are completley odourless and water-resistant to boot!
Flea and tick treatment for dogs
If your dog is unfortunate enough to suffer from ticks then this can lead to complications which range beyond skin irritation to lethargy, weakness through blood loss, anaemia and in some cases can transmit very serious diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis.
Even when you wash, bathe and comb your dog, a tick still might latch on at some point if your dog has been outside running through long grass for example. This is bad news not just for your dog's health but also for your own wellbeing, as ticks which are brought into your home may well end up spreading diseases to humans as well.
With the products available here however, this problem can be tackled quickly and effectively. Some of the products such as Frontline Plus's Spot On For Dogs inhibits the likelihood of fleas hatching in your home in the first place, whereas others such as Beaphar's Tick Away freezes ticks for easy removal.
We have some great deals on much of the items within this range of tick treatment products here at Time for Paws. We also know how crucial it is for you to be able to buy the right treatment for your dog when ticks are causing problems, so these handy money off prices will give you a helping hand in getting your dog back to being happy and healthy.
Here is a comprehensive guide from the PDSA about flea on dogs