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What to do when your flea medication fails
If you notice your furry friend frequently scratching itself, you may want to give it some flea medication to provide relief. However, what happens if the pet drugs aren't doing the trick? There are a number of things you can check for to make sure flea problems are a thing of the past.
You need to check your dog's skin to make sure it's healthy, as this will help flea medications work to their best potential. Feeding your dog Super Pure Omega 3 can help keep its skin in tip-top shape. Additionally, make sure you're applying the medication correctly by touching the skin with the applicator tip and not the hair, because the dog's hair is unable to properly absorb the product. By parting the dog's hair with your fingers, the medication will be able to make better contact with the skin, boasting better results.
However, you have to keep other issues in mind if you have a cat. Cats are known for being flexible and clean themselves frequently, so you have to make sure they are unable to reach the medication. If the cat is able to lick the dose, it won't be as strong, which means it won't be as effective at warding off fleas. By applying the treatment to the top of their skull rather than their back, they'll be unable to get to the drug.
You can also do things around the home, such as treating the yard and inside the house with flea repellants that can keep these pests away from your furry friend. You may not realize this, but only between 1 and 5 percent of fleas live on your pet, which is why you need to go to other sources in an effort to get rid of the problem. There are also a number of wildlife creatures that carry fleas, such as raccoons, opossums, dear, mice, coyotes, skunks, ferrets and cattle. Be sure to keep your pet away from these animals to reduce the spread of fleas.
Now that you have a better idea of how to properly apply pet drugs for fleas and get rid of the infestation surrounding your home, you can use Pet Armor on your furry friend and see if it's working. You can also try Frontline Plus, which will help get rid of the problem within 48 hours, ensuring your dog or cat is as good as new again.