Preventing with Sentinel: One Happy Dog on Jun23 2010

by Alan | Print the article |

With warmer weather comes the mass influx of biting bugs such as ticks, fleas, chiggers, and mosquitoes. They are a serious nuisance and health risk to humans and their pets. During warmer months, people cover themselves with bug spray at outdoor events and surround patios with citronella candles to ward off these pests. Pets need protection from these parasitic insects as well. Many health problems can arise from the bites of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes; an ounce of prevention against a parasitic infestation may be worth your pet’s life. A simple, once-a-month dose of Sentinel for dogs is all you need to protect your beloved pet.

One of the most commonly diagnosed health issues for man’s best friend is canine flea infestation. Canine flea infestation is characterized by a large colony of cat fleas, which can survive on dogs as well. The cat flea is responsible for most infestations, and it is a tiny, wingless blood sucker that bites human owners and their darling pets. A common, flea-related illness is allergic dermatitis, an allergy to the saliva in flea bites. Symptoms include hair loss on your dog’s rear-half, skin redness and irritation, scabs, and excessive scratching. A very severe case of canine flea dermatitis may result in tapeworm infestation or anemia. If any of these symptoms are present, take your pet to the veterinarian for an accurate diagnosis.

Prevention is the best thing you can do for your dog; Sentinel will stop an infestation before it starts. If you already have an infestation, there are many options to remedy the problem. A plan to eliminate a flea infestation requires a thorough regimen to kill fleas at all stages of their life cycle. Many types of insecticides and topical treatments are effective. You should choose a treatment based on your veterinarian’s recommendations. Once your flea problem is eradicated, your dog will again be that happy-go-lucky pal.

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