Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2008
Pet Meds, the nation's largest online pet pharmacy, today provided specific recommendations for pet owners to prevent flea and tick infestation.
As soon as the weather warms up, the threat of fleas and ticks increases. Although both pests can be treated with one product such as Frontline Plus or K9 Advantix, fleas and ticks attack pets differently.
According to Pet Meds Veterinarian Dr. Michael Dym, Ctenocephalides felis, the cat flea, is the number one external parasite of cats and dogs, the number one cause of allergies, and causes more itchy dermatitis than any other insect.
On the other hand, Dr. Dym says that although ticks don't cause itching, they're actually more dangerous because their blood-sucking eating habits can spread fatal diseases including Lyme disease, malaria and even HIV/AIDS.
"It's nearly impossible to guarantee your pet won't be exposed to fleas and ticks at some point, because their density and range is so wide," says Dr Dym, "but fortunately, it's very easy to protect pets and prevent infestation with monthly treatment."
Frontline Plus provides both dogs and cats with complete flea and tick protection. In addition to killing 98-100% of adult fleas within 24 hours, Frontline Plus kills flea eggs and larvae, effectively stopping the development of new fleas, as well as killing all stages of 4 major ticks.
Designed for dogs specifically, K9 Advantix kills and repels disease-spreading fleas, ticks and even mosquitoes.
"Monthly application of flea and tick preventatives are essential to ensuring your pet's health and should be part of your pet care routine," says Dr Dym, "But be certain you consult with your veterinarian before applying any products to ensure they're appropriate for your pet's age and condition."
About Pet Meds
Founded in 1996, Petmeds.com is America's largest pet med pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription products such as Super Joint Enhancer and Super Joint Omega 3 for dogs, cats, and horses at competitive prices direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website at petmeds.com.