At any time of year, parasites such as fleas, ticks and worms can cause problems for our furry companions. Not only do bites cause irritation and discomfort, but the parasites themselves can create dangerous and even deadly health issues.
While making sure your pet is protected is a no-brainer, finding the right preventative is easier said than done. According to PetBucket, global retailer of flea and tick treatments, it’s common for pet owners to be confused about the best way to treat their dog or cat.
The online retailer says: “Finding the right parasite prevention can make all the difference to your pet’s health, but with so many options on the market it can be hard to know where to start. Unfortunately, there is no ‘all in one’ treatment against parasite, but with the right combination of products you can keep your dog or cat protected and happy.”
A comparison chart like this one from PetBucket can allow you to get an overview of available flea, tick and worming treatments, and identify any gaps in your pet’s health care plan. For example, you will see that there are no spot-on treatments currently available that will treat tapeworm. So, if you opt for a topical solution, your pet will need an additional oral tapeworm preventative.
It’s important that you focus on your pet’s needs too, and not just on the parasite you want to treat. Some pets are likely to refuse tablets, in which case a topical treatment may work better for you. Cat owners will find that their treatment options are more limited, as many ingredients found in products for dogs are not suitable for felines.
For more information on flea, tick and worming preventatives, please visit PetBucket’s website for the full treatment comparison guide: https://www.petbucket.com/c/4585062/1/comparing-flea-tick-worming-treatment-for-dogs-and-cats.html