Effective drops from fleas and mites for dogs
Virtually all owners have heard that parasites are dangerous for the life and health of their pets, in addition, some of them, for example helminths, are dangerous for humans. That is why today, drops from fleas and mites for dogs are widely used. Modern means are very convenient, they do not need to be applied daily, enough one or two treatments for the whole season - and your pet will be protected. However, not all owners are aware of how dangerous parasites can be. Therefore today we will consider how fleas, mites or worms affect the organism of your pet, as well as what means are directed at combating them.
Processing of puppies
Toddlers are particularly sensitive to various drugs, which is why it is necessary to choose not only the most effective, but also safe drops from fleas and mites for dogs. Why is it important to make timely processing? Because parasites not only cause inconvenience to your pet, bite and drink its blood, but also are carriers of viral and bacterial diseases, as well as eggs of helminths. The strength of the puppy's immune system is too weak to withstand serious infections.
Drops from fleas and mites for dogs younger than 6 months
At this tender age it is necessary to combine high protection and maximum naturalness, drug safety. Therefore, veterinarians recommend the use of special collars for puppies. They contain a small dosage of drugs and do not harm the baby's body. In this case, some owners make a big mistake, using simultaneously drops on the withers, a collar and shampoo from parasites. The dosage of the drug may be too large, and your pet will be poisoned. Exception - funds based on aromatic drops with an insect repellent effect. They will only strengthen the protection of your pet.
Such drops from fleas and mites for dogs should be in your arsenal constantly. These are BIO-drops and a BIO-collar from Beafar. In doing so, do not forget that a trip to a dacha or to a forest always involves a much higher danger than a walk in the yard, so in this case it is necessary to additionally use antiparasitic drops on the withers. These include Bio Spot on drops from Beafar. It provides reliable protection against all blood-sucking insects and is absolutely safe for your pet.
Choosing a tool for the duration of exposure
This is an important point, because someone is spending all summer in nature, and others are not selected from the city apartment. Of course, you need your own level of protection. That is why the most diverse drops from fleas and ticks are created. The responses of veterinarians and hosts speak of their high effectiveness: even with high parasite activity, it is possible to avoid contact with them. If you have a short trip outside the city, you can use such tools as Bio Spot on drops or Bio Spot on spray. They provide protection for up to 4 days. If you are accustomed to spend all summer in the country or regularly go out of town, then you should use the Bio Band flea collar - a collar designed for 4 months of continuous protection.
Summer - the peak of the activity of mites
Many dog owners know that the peak activity of these bloodsucking insects falls on May-June, as well as August-September. It is at this time that it is most important to use drops from fleas and ticks for cats and dogs. To this end, many manufacturers are developing a separate series of products based on tetrachlorovinphos. These include the means "S.O.S BEAFAR". The drug is the longest in its effects, it works for 8 months, that is, the entire season of maximum activity of ticks.
Means for cats
So far we have talked only about dogs, but drops from fleas and ticks for cats have exactly the same mechanism of action and can be safely used with a slight correction for the weight of the animal. If you have an adult cat, then the dosage calculated for the puppy is quite suitable. However, there are special tools that you can take for fluffy pets. The most recommended veterinarian is Front Line. This drug is a complex effect of fleas and ticks. Its active substance is fipronil. This is the most qualitative, but also one of the most expensive means. For one packing it is necessary to give about 400 rubles.
Next I want to present to your attention the drug "Dana-2 Ultra". It is an effective remedy for fleas, ticks and mites. Advantages - an affordable price, as well as low toxicity. However, the disadvantage is that it can not be used for small kittens and pregnant cats. It is worth about 35 rubles.
Another means, which is worth paying attention to, is the Russian "Purity". These drops kill both adult parasites and their larvae. It refers to moderately hazardous substances and does not pose a hazard to humans. The cost of the drug is about 60 rubles, while it is not recommended to use it for breeding kittens under 3 months.
Drops from fleas and ticks "Bars"
Probably the most famous trademark. Drops of this series are used to protect cats and dogs from lice, fleas, gnats. In addition, the drug is prescribed for sarcoptosis, noctroidosis, otodectosis, ixodic infection with mites. The active substance of the drug is fipronil. Droplets are produced in a convenient package, 3-4 ampoules each. Each is equipped with a convenient pipette.
The drug has a pronounced effect on larval and sexually mature specimens of parasites. After application the product is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but remains in the epidermis and sebaceous glands. This is what determines his long insecto-acaricide and repellent effect. The mechanism of action of the drug is that when it comes into contact with the parasite, the transmission of nerve impulses is disrupted, which leads to paralysis and the death of insects. The drug is well tolerated by animals, which means it can be widely used. These drops from fleas and mites for puppies are also safe, although they are not recommended to use them under the age of 10 weeks unless absolutely necessary. If your pet's weight has already exceeded 2 kg, then this restriction can be ignored.
Than the tick is dangerous
In fact, those who first got a pet for themselves, may not know how important it is to use drops from fleas and ticks. The instructions for use give only general information about the method of application, namely the application of the drug on the withers at a frequency caused by the dosage of the product. Ticks are dangerous because they are carriers of a deadly disease called pyroplasmosis. This is a parasitic disease in which red blood cells are destroyed, the supply of oxygen to the organs is disrupted, and if the treatment is not carried out in time, the death of the pet is inevitable. That is why from the earliest spring, when the first grass appears from under the snow, it is necessary to begin processing your pets
Preparations for protection against mites
We have already mentioned the French preparation Front Line. It is considered one of the best for today. That is why most veterinarians advise it. At the same time, he does not protect against the attack of the tick, but, having drunk blood, the insect perishes, not having had time to give a part of the drink to the bloodstream. Due to this, protection against pyroplasmosis is achieved. The effectiveness of protection against mites is approximately 95%.
The second most effective drugs are "Mr. Bruno" and "Fiprex." This is the generics of the famous "Front Line". They have somewhat less efficiency, about 80%, however they are cheaper.
Also among the effective drops from ticks, it is worth noting the preparations "Hartz", "Advantix", "Dana" and "Purity". They are very effective, but at the same time completely safe for the animal. Created on the basis of permethrin, they have a contact action. The only negative - they are easily washed off with water, so do not fit if your pet likes to swim in open water. It must be remembered that they do not protect Stronghold, Advocate, and Advantage from the mites.
Fleas and the fight against them
These bloodsucking insects are more common, but they cause less trouble than mites. The appearance of fleas is always noticeable: the pet itches and worries, and in the study it is possible to find under the fur of the insects themselves or traces of their presence, wounds and undigested blood, black dots on the skin. To combat pests, any of the means listed here is suitable. Especially convenient to use collars, which are designed for a long (up to a year) protection. For example, often the owners of cats and dogs buy "Practitioner". Drops from fleas and ticks, which have long established themselves as reliable enough, are advised by veterinarians.
The drug "Practitioner"
This is another well-known analogue of the French preparation Front Line. It is quite expensive, the packaging will cost about 1000 rubles. At the same time, the majority of owners hurry to listen to the advice of doctors and to acquire "Practitioner". Drops from fleas and ticks, the instructions for the use of which do not require special medical knowledge, have won trust with reliable clinical studies that confirm the effectiveness of the drug.
The drug is designed to combat parasitic insects, and also protects them from attack. The active substance is pyriprole. The most important thing is convenient packing and dosage, calculated for a specific age and weight of the dog. That is, you do not need to measure the necessary dose, just ask in the veterinary pharmacy "Practitioner" (drops from fleas and ticks). The instruction will precisely orient you, what kind of packaging you should buy. It remains only to cut off the top of the pipette and apply the solution once to the clean, dry skin of the pet in the area of the scapula. At the same time, extend the hair so that the product gets to the skin. It is not recommended to wash or bathe the animal in the first day after application.
If your pet needs emergency protection, then you should choose Sentry. Drops from fleas and mites usually begin to act only after 10-12 hours, whereas this agent kills insects within 5 minutes after application. If you suddenly decide to take a hike into the forest, and your pet is not treated with ticks, then the best option is not found. The effect lasts for a month. The only rule: in the first day after the application, do not allow the pet to swim in the reservoirs.
The universal drug
It's about a drug called Inspector Total C. This complex means - drops from fleas, ticks and worms. That is, it can be used even when preparing the animal for vaccination. The only condition: a pet should not be younger than 7 weeks of age. Apply the drug also on dry skin, on the withers. Spreading the wool, squeeze the contents of the pipette onto the skin. In order to prevent all kinds of invasions, the treatment is performed once a month. Exception - pregnancy, the period of recovery after a serious illness, the age of up to one month.
Let's sum up the results
To date, the means to combat parasitic insects in the market is more than enough. Today we considered only drops and the features of their application, but we must remember that in addition to this there are also other forms. These are sprays and collars, antiparasitic shampoos and creams, powder. Each form has its pros and cons, but drops on the withers are considered the most effective. They allow to provide long protection of the pet, and thus are absolutely safe for it. Depending on the manufacturer, the term of protection against bloodsucking insects is from 1 to 8 months.