Flea & Tick Topics
Flea & Tick Topics
In-depth education on signs & symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.

Benefits of Using Flea and Tick Preventatives

Did you know that it takes only a single flea bite to cause an allergic reaction? Flea and tick preventatives can do more than just eliminate pesky fleas.

Flea and tick medications work to:


Reduce skin allergies, infections, and hot spots.

Many pets are allergic to flea saliva, which can trigger allergies, itching, and scratching. Persistent scratching can result in hot spots and other skin infections. To treat hot spots, use a soothing spray.

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Prevent tapeworms.

Using a flea preventative can help reduce your pet's risk of tapeworms, which are often carried and transmitted by fleas.


Prevent tick-borne diseases.

By using a preventative that kills ticks, you can help to reduce your pet's risk of Lyme disease, Tick Paralysis, Tularemia, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Basesiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
"We live in an area where Lyme disease is common and our Beagle drags her ears and picks up ticks while out walking. She had Lyme Disease once while using another product, so we switched to K9 Advantix and had no re-occurrence for the last 5 years." - Beverly


Prevent a flea infestation at home.

Nobody wants to see fleas in their home! It means tedious cleaning, vacuuming, and fogging to rid all fleas from your home. Using a preventative can reduce the likelihood of fleas not only on your pet but also in your house.

Max's Tip: Read our tips on establishing an effective flea prevention program.