Every pet owner is well aware of the challenge fleas on a pet like a cat brings. It is a big relief to the family and to the pet if the best remedy can be found. Dogs and cats are commonly infested by fleas. So it is important to treat pets against fleas so as keep both the pet and the family safe and healthy. There are different kinds of flea medicine available in the market and therefore it is important to make the most appropriate pick. Before making the decision on which option to take it is necessary to learn about the available flea treatment plans available for use. The three different flea medicine are flea collars, flea orals, and tropical flea medicine.
Flea collars are the initial and most original flea medicine for many years dating back to 1964. Many people still use the flea collars up to date because they think and believe the method works and is safe. There are arguments against the method although it is still widely used to control and treat the cats against fleas. Flea collars working start by letting the medicine out of the collar to the regions around the neck in small bits and as the animal move and shake around, medicine spreads to the other parts of the pet. The medicine may not get to the farthest parts of the pet such as the limbs and the underside and this is really disadvantageous. However it is important to note that the method is very effective in combating fleas and parasites that mostly attack the neck region such as the ticks which infest the head, ears and the neck.
One of the most important milestones in combating fleas infestation is the introduction of the flea tropical medicine. Tropical flea medicine has become very popular with Frontline, Revolution, and Advantage becoming commonly used by the pet owners. They have high effectiveness in fighting fleas on pets. Tropical flea medicine works best when used together with other treatments such as methoprene which are spread in the pet’s environment to stop adult fleas from hatching from the eggs. The vet officer should be consulted before application of the tropical medicine and after getting the go-ahead,the pet owner can buy medicine in subsequent times on his own.
The flea treatment fed to the pet in form of pills or liquid is referred to as the oral flea medicine. The medicine works from within the animal to the outside. With the use of the oral flea medicine,fleas are forced to detach and move away from the pet’s fur. The oral flea treatment though it works for a shorter period of time is effective in combating the fleas during the time the dosage is given to the pet.