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Control Your Pet's Itching & Allergies from Fleas

 

The #1 cause of itching is fleas. If your pet has excessive itching, it could be the result of an allergy to flea saliva or flea allergy dermatitis. Even if you do not see fleas on your pet, it only takes one flea bite to cause an allergic reaction. To help relieve your pet's suffering, follow these simple steps:

 

Kill biting fleas on your pet

For immediate flea relief, we recommend giving your pet Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets, which begin working in 30 minutes. Capstar will kill more than 90% of adult fleas within four hours on dogs, and within six hours on cats. Do not be alarmed if your pet starts scratching immediately after giving the medication, as this is a result of the fleas dying. For additional relief, try a flea spray and use the Resco Pro Series Flea Comb to remove dead fleas.

  

Treat your pet's skin

In addition to itching and discomfort, some pets develop skin rashes and allergic dermatitis from fleas. Help soothe your pet's skin allergies, redness, and hot spots with a topical spray or shampoo.

 
  

Rid your home and yard of fleas

Prevent future flea infestations that can cause skin infections and allergies by eliminating fleas in your home and yard.
 
  
 

Use flea & tick prevention

Use a flea preventative that repels fleas before they bite, such as Frontline Plus or Flea4X Plus for Dogs

 
  

  
 
Max's Tip: Wait one day after applying flea preventatives before bathing your pet. Consider using a shampoo that does not wash away flea preventatives, like 1-800-PetMeds Oatmeal & Aloe Vera Shampoo.  
  
 
 
   
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