Why is regular parasite prevention so important?
There are many different types of parasites that can infest pets. Luckily there are very effective products for prevention and treatment available. Most pet parents give parasite treatment on an ad-hoc basis, when they see a parasite (flea or tick), their pet is scratching or “scooting” on their bottom due to worms. This approach is better than no treatment at all, but as the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Giving parasite prevention treatments regularly and as directed means that the active ingredients are always at a level that is effective against new infestations. Also, the rate at which these parasites are killed is faster than when giving sporadically as one-off treatments. Only using treatments when parasite are seen exposes pets to discomfort (scratching and flea allergy) and diseases transmitted by parasites (heartworm from mosquitoes) and also allows for the build-up of parasite populations in the pets environment – your home!
The Advantage Family consists of preventatives such as Advantage, Advantix and Advocate. Monthly treatment with the broad-spectrum spot on Advocate will provide continuous protection against new worm infections. It is also treats a wider range of parasites then any product on the market – it will also prevent fleas! Advantix will repel fleas and ticks from your pup’s coat and advantage is a great protector from fleas.
So don’t forget to continue parasite treatments even when parasites are not obvious on your pet. This way you will help get your pet healthy and happy, and this will mean fewer trips to the vet.
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