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Prevention Of Fleas. Many products in the past have been formulated to control fleas in pets. In the market today, a wide range of fleas controlling products are available, and they range from pills to topical formulations. The various types can even confuse pet owners. One of the flea medications to be introduced in the 90’s was Lufenuron. The need to control fleas led to the introduction of the medication which came in form of a pill. Although program medication had some successes, its method of action had a lot of limitation. The medication worked by preventing larvae from hatching. The medication, however, did not kill the adult Larvae. The flea was given time to die a natural death before a pet be could flee from the parasite. Sentinel was later introduced and contains a combination of both heartworm prevention and Lufenuron. In the elimination of fleas, neither program nor Lufenuron, has been able to effectively eliminate adult fleas. More recent developments have seen introduction of more effective medications. Some of the newly introduced products include Advantage, Revolution and Frontline. Deciding the best medication for the pet depends on what results the pet owner is expecting. One of the topical medications that work by diffusing into the pet’s body is known as Revolution. The formulation works both for cats and dogs. It is efficient in controlling fleas, ticks, and heart worm diseases. The veterinarian should be the one to direct on the other conditions to be controlled by the medication. The medication controls other parasites effectively. In order for it to be effective, there need to be guidance from a veterinary. The need for veterinary guidance is the reason why it cannot be bought online. Tests such as heartworm test need to be conducted by a veterinary so as to determine the revolution dosage required by the pet. After the test then a form is filled requesting for a revolution dosage. Frontline is another form of topical medication. The medications works well in both cats and dogs. The medication dosage also takes into consideration the weight of the pet. Frontline controls the fleas by killing them on contact. Eggs and larvae are neither spared by the medication. The medicine maintains effectiveness even in water. Some types of shampoos which are used in bathing the pet can make the formulation inefficient In order to avoid this and continue bathing the pet even after applying the medication, some steps should be followed. A veterinarian should be consulted before a certain type of shampoo is used to bathe the pet. Applying the medication 24 hours after the pet has been bathed should be done. The skin oil of the pet requires 24 hours to build up properly. Oil helps frontline medication spread efficiently on the skin.The Beginner’s Guide to Resources

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