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Flea Pills for Dogs: Fast-Acting Pest Control

Keeping your four-legged pal healthy is a full-time job especially once temperatures start to rise. Pesky parasites like fleas and ticks flourish in warm weather and high humidity. Besides causing uncontrollable itching, flea infestations can lead to serious pet health problems including skin allergies, hot spots, anemia, tapeworms, and Bartonella infection. This makes it all the more important to have a quick and effective pest control on hand. If you’re still considering the different types of flea treatment, keep reading to understand how flea pills for dogs work and where you can find them.

Flea pills are oral insecticides that provide fast-acting pest control, treatment, and prevention. They’re an ideal form of treatment because of the easy-to dose tablets and chewable pills that sometimes come in different flavors. Active ingredients such as nitenpyram and imidacloprid, control and kill adult fleas on both dogs and cats. Formulas typically begin working within 30 minutes of ingestion and provide 24 hours of protection. If flea infestations return, it’s safe to administer treatment as often as once per day.

Before treating your furry pal, it’s important to know their weight. Flea pills for dogs are available based on your pet’s age and weight. Brands like Capstar, Sentry, and Advantus offer flea control tablets for small (2-25lbs) and large dogs (over 25lbs) 4-10 weeks of age and older. If you have a pregnant or nursing dog, you’ll want to ensure the flea pills you’re considering are safe for use.

If you’re finding it difficult to make a decision and want an expert’s opinion, consult your local Petco veterinarian. They’ll be able to best advise you on the different flea pill options and if you should be aware of any side effects specific to your pet. They can also help you come up with a long-term flea and tick prevention schedule that you can follow throughout the year.

Once you’re ready to put your flea treatment plan into action and prevent flea infestations, shop Petco to find everything you need! You can browse a wide variety of over-the-counter solutions in-store and online while reading reviews to see what other pet parents think. Don’t forget to sign up or add these items for Repeat Delivery to get pet supplies delivered regularly while saving on shipping!