EPA: "Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet."

WebMD discusses natural options for controlling fleas and ticks on pets.
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Find everything that you need to protect your pets from fleas and ticks. Consider using a convenient once-a-month topical spot-on flea and tick treatment or an oral flea remedy. Compare and spot-on and oral remedies to find what is best for your pet. Traditional solutions like flea and tick shampoos, collars, dips, sprays and powders also provide relief. Be sure to consider flea and tick products that treat your home and yard. Follow our or to ensure that you treat all aspects of your pet's environment and break the parasite's life cycle, preventing the next generation from developing.
These eight questions will help you select the best flea and tick control product for your pet:
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Revolution works by penetrating the skin and entering your pet's bloodstream. Concentrations of selamectin, the active ingredient, in the tissue and bloodstream prevent heartworm disease. Selamectin also redistributes into the skin from the bloodstream and kills adult fleas, American dog ticks, and ear mites, and prevents flea eggs from hatching. It is also an anthelmintic, which means it fights to expel parasitic worms. Parasites ingest the drug when they feed on the animal's blood. Revolution is safe for pregnant and lactating pets. EPA: ''Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet,'' ''Frequent Questions.''
Photo provided by FlickrMany pet owners use spot-on flea and tick treatments on their pets.
Photo provided by FlickrFleas and ticks are external parasites that can cause extreme discomfort for your pet and can also cause serious diseases.
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Protecting your dog from harmful fleas and ticks has never been so easy! NexGard is a brand new, revolutionary flea and tick preventative from the makers of Frontline®, the #1 choice of veterinarians. It's the first flea and tick killer of its kind because it comes in a yummy, beef-flavored soft chew that protects your dog from a flea and tick infestation for a full 30 days. That means, you don't have to worry anymore about messy topicals, or accidentally washing your dog's preventative off while bathing! Also, it can be taken alongside your dog's heartworm medication, without interruption. NexGard keeps your pet protected from adult fleas by killing them before they have a chance to lay eggs, which reduces the possibility of a flea infestation. Plus, it kills 3 types of ticks (the American dog tick, the black-legged (Deer) tick and the Lone Star tick) which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease. NexGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian.There is probably no area in a pet’s life that takes so much attention to detail as flea control. To do this well makes life with animals easy and fun, yet to do it wrong or incompletely can make your pet sick and make your life together miserable. Tick control has long been a challenge to do non-toxically, but I’ve finally got some answers, as you can read about towards the bottom of this page. Put non-toxic flea control to work for your animals today. I’ll show you how.NexGard contains a brand new ingredient not used in any other flea and tick protection. Afoxolaner, the ingredient in NexGard, works by absorbing rapidly and safely into your pet's bloodstream and causes uncontrolled activity the fleas' and ticks' central nervous systems, which causes death. Afoxolaner is slowly excreted through your pet's metabolism, which allows NexGard to continue to provide effective treatment for a full 30 days. This means amazing protection in a tasty morsel! NexGard is a prescription-only medication, so talk to your vet.Revolution is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange and cats from roundworms and hookworms. Revolution for Dogs and Cats requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.)