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Why Use A Flea and Tick Spray On Treatment?

By Roderick McClain. April 05, 2012 | See Comments

Why Use A Flea and Tick Spray On Treatment?

It is safe to say that many pet parents prefer to use spray on flea and tick treatments because they are quick, easy to use, and are designed to protect the household and surrounding area.

Pet owners and health specialists recommend a variety of treatments for fleas and ticks. Some pet owners prefer spray on flea and tick treatments because they go on immediately and can be used more freely than flea pills for dogs and spot on treatments. In addition, many spray on treatments are designed to be used in your home on upholstery, drapes, and bedding and to protect the household and surrounding area.

What are the advantages of flea and tick spray ons?

Unlike oral treatments, like Sentinel Flavor Tabs, or spot on treatments, flea and tick sprays are designed for pets in all stages of life and health. Once the spray has dried, pets are safe around children, adults, and pets of other species. Spray on treatments like Zodiac start killing fleas and ticks after the first pull of the trigger, and because it's designed for a wide range of ages and conditions, it may be a good choice for a pet owner with young or elderly pets.

  • Many spray ons are engineered to have a pleasant scent
  • Spray ons are effective for up to sixty days
  • Spray ons kill and repel ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes
  • Spray ons attack parasites during every life stage
  • Some spray ons are designed for outdoor use, to control unattached parasites

What spray ons right for my pet?

Frontline Spray is a fast-acting, waterproof treatment for fleas and ticks. This product is can be used on a monthly basis and is also ideal for sudden infestations. Fipronil, the active ingredient in all Frontline products, is an insecticide that disrupts the central nervous system of fleas and ticks. This treatment stays effective if your pet gets wet and is suitable for animals eight weeks and older.

Sentry Natural Defense Spray provides flea and tick protection for cats and kittens and dogs and puppies. This product repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes by using natural active ingredients. The easy-to-use pump spray includes peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil, thyme oil and eugenol. Not only does this spray combat parasitic infestation, it has a pleasant non-chemical aroma.

Natural Chemistry Flea and Tick Spray for Cats comes in an easy-to-carry eight ounce spray bottle and is safe for kittens and older cats. One application protects pets from fleas and ticks for one week, killing parasites on contact.

As with any pet treatment, consult your veterinarian for advice specific to your pet. While spray on treatments are generally safe for pets in all life stages and health qualities, some animals are inherently sensitive to chemicals. Practice caution if your pet has shown past sensitivity to flea and tick treatment and be sure to monitor your pet for signs of allergy after the first use of any new product.

Products mentioned

Zodiac Spray
Frontline Spray
Sentry Natural Defense Spray for Dogs and Puppies
Sentry Natural Defense Spray for Cats and Kittens
Natural Chemistry Flea and Tick Spray for Cats

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This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by,your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website.

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