Dog owners are often perplexed by their pet's restless command. Meanwhile, everything is explained quite simply.
In order to understand the reason for the incomprehensible behavior of the dog, it is enough to check its coat for fleas and ticks. These are the most common parasites on the body of an animal.
If during the examination nothing is found, it will be better to carry out the prevention of infection.
Overview of the most effective remedies
Now on sale there is a huge selection of drugs to combat fleas and ticks. An inexperienced dog breeder can be seriously puzzled by such a wide selection.
Advice: make it a rule not to take any action related to your pet without veterinarian advice.
When choosing a drug suitable for your pet, the specialist will take into account all the parameters. After all, a product suitable for small breeds may not be suitable for a large dog at all. And even if it does, then given the size of the animal, the specialist will tell you the concentration, as well as the required amount of funds for use in the fight against parasites. All funds and preparations can be accurately attributed to one of the following groups:
- collarsused to prevent infection;
- drops, the most common flea control;
- sprays, subject to the application parameters, it is a very effective remedy;
- parasite shampoos... Provide the most gentle action without complications and side effects. On the advice of a veterinarian, you can find a remedy even for puppies.
It should be borne in mind that fleas in dogs can be carriers of worm eggs. Therefore, after the destruction of parasites on the body of your pet, it is necessary to take measures to cleanse the dog's body of worms.
A good option used to prevent your pet from getting fleas.
Produced by domestic and foreign manufacturers, it is divided according to the preparation used for protection, as well as the length of the collar, depending on the size of the dog.
Dutch firm "Beafar»Several collar options are available.
35 cm long, designed forfor puppies and small dogs (What other flea remedies are there for puppies?). The working substance is tetrochlorinphos. It is allowed to use from the age of a pet 2 months.
Length 65 and 85 centimeters. For regular sized dogs and for large dog breeds... The working substance is dimpilate. For animals that have reached the age of 6 months.
Price fluctuates from 230 to 850 rubles, depends on the length, as well as the region of sale of the collar. Before use, take the collar by the ends, then pull to activate the working substance. They are not afraid of getting wet, but when bathing, the working substance dimpilat is toxic to fish. Protect the animal from infection for 4 months. Do not use other drugs while wearing a collar on the dog.
Kiltix - Kiltix
The collars are available in three different lengths (38, 53 and 70 cm), designed respectively for small, medium and large dog breeds... Active drugs - propoxur and flumethrin... Provides protection for the animal for a period of 6 months. Collars are absolutely safe for dogs of all breeds. Price range 700-1000 rubles... Developed by Bayer. Germany.
Before bathing, it is recommended to remove the collar, since when it gets into the water it loses its properties, which are restored after drying. The first application may irritate the skin of the animal under the collar, which goes away on its own in 2-3 days.
Read more about Kiltix collars in article.
Developed by a Russian company Astrofarm BlochNet drops. There are four types of flea drops available depending on the weight of your pet. Applied to the scruff of the neck and along the back of the dog... Active substance - fipronil... After application, it protects the animal for two months.
There are no side effects and contraindications for use. An exception is the individual intolerance of the components that make up the drops. Price range in Russia 80-190 rubles.
This medication is intended for use on the body of a dog. fleas, lice, ticks, lice... Working substance - fipronil... Produced by Merial, France. Release form - polyethylene containers with a volume of 100 and 250 mlequipped with a spray head.
When processing an animal, it is necessary to take into account its weight to calculate the rate of the drug used. From a bottle with a volume of 100 ml, when pressed once, 0.5 ml of the product is ejected, 250 ml - 1.5 ml. The application rate is 3-6 ml per kilogram of your pet's weight. The spray is not recommended for use with another drug. No contraindications and side effects have been identified. After processing, it is impossible to pet the animal for 24 hours and allow contact with children.
reference! The price of one bottle of Front Line spray is about 1000 rubles for a bottle of 100 ml, 1700 rubles - 250 ml.
Domestic remedy developed by the specialists of LLCApi - san»The city of Moscow, for the elimination of fleas on the skin of your dog. Working substance - permethrin... Destroys all parasites on the dog with a single use. Shampoo contraindicated for bathing puppies up to the age of 3 months, pregnant and lactating bitches, as well as convalescent animals.
The product is applied to the wool moistened with water at the rate of 1.0 ml per kilogram of weight. Shampoo is lightly rubbed in until foaming, then washed off with warm water. It is recommended to replace the bedding to prevent re-infestation of parasites. Retail price of a package with a volume of 150 ml 110-140 rubles.
Protecting your dog from worms
The drug is produced by a Russian association Celandine... International name "Pirantel". Working substances - pyrantel pamoat and praziquantel... Available for sale in glass or polymer packaging with a volume of 2 to 20 ml. During storage, delamination into fractions is permissible. Shake well before use until light yellow in color. A syringe - dispenser is sold with the preparation.
The use of the drug leads to disruption of the muscle activity of parasites, their paralysis, followed by death. Dead worms are excreted from the dog's body with feces. The dosage is calculated individually for each animal at the rate of 1 ml of the drug per 10 kg of body weight. Can be injected into the dog's mouth or mixed with food.
No side effects identified even with a threefold excess of dosage norms. Contraindication to use is individual drug intolerance.
The market for dog flea products is full of variety. One of the most popular companies for the production of such drugs is the Bars company.
Correctly and accurately selected preparations will relieve your pet of worms and ticks. The collar will contribute to long-term protection against re-infection, and the shampoo will not only help remove fleas, but also make the coat clean and shiny.