Learn why giving your dog or cat a flea and tick prevention medication is important for your pup and family! I even share a FREE printable treatment chart to keep track!
Getting a dog was a big decision for us as a family. It was a lot of responsibility but we knew it would be a family effort. Our dog would complete our little family. We learned everything we could about taking care of a dog, including protecting them from fleas and ticks. We’re an adventurous family – going camping, hiking, riding our bikes through the trails, and so much more. Our dog Roxy, is going to be included in all those activities which means we need to protect her and our family. Giving our dog flea and tick medication was a no-brainer for us but you are probably wondering “Why do we need to give dogs and cats a flea and tick prevention treatment?” I’ll give you 3 reasons why it is important to give your dog or cat flea and tick medication. I am even sharing a FREE Printable Dog Treatment Tracker. This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
We’ve been using PetArmor® Plus for Dogs (they also have for Cats) which we purchase at Walmart. Love the affordability and convenience of picking up our pets medications and treatments at Walmart. PetArmor® Plus can be used for protection, prevention and/or treatment of fleas and ticks.
PetArmor® Plus vet-quality formula kills –
- flea eggs
- flea larvae
- chewing lice
for up to 30 days! The formula is based on the weight of your pet.
Why does your dog or cat need a flea and tick prevention?
1. Preventing Diseases
Ticks carry diseases that can be transmitted to your dog or cat, as well as humans. Ticks can ingest a tremendous amount of blood which can lead to anemia or other health problems. The most common disease that Ticks can transmit is Lyme disease. Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection which includes symptoms like headaches, fatigue, rash, pain in your joints and muscles. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is another disease that ticks can transmit. Your dog may experience a fever, anemia, joint or muscle pain, and much more. It is important to check your pets regularly for any signs of ticks especially if you will be in wooded areas.
2. Preventing flea infestation in your home
If your dog gets fleas chances are, your home has fleas too. To prevent the headache of getting rid of fleas that are in your home – it is best to try to prevent fleas from getting on your dog from the beginning. It is quite the process to get rid of fleas in your home. Definitely, try to avoid that situation if you can!
3. Reducing skin allergies and tapeworms
Some dogs develop allergies to flea saliva causing a rash, itchiness, and scratching. Too much scratching, itching, or licking can lead to hot spot irritations which can make dogs very uncomfortable. Dogs can get tapeworms by swallowing infected fleas. The tapeworm will continue to live inside your dog’s intestines causing all types of trouble!
All of these issues can be prevented with a flea and tick medication like PetArmor® Plus for Dogs. Flea and tick medication should be given year-round. Ticks and fleas can stay dormant during the winter months so it is important to continue the treatment during the colder months. To help keep track of when you give the medication to your dog, I’m sharing a FREE Printable Dog Treatment Tracker PDF for you to print out! Just write down all the information so you know when you gave your dog their flea and tick treatment.
Ibotta has a special offer going on right now – $3 off PetArmor Plus for Dogs or Cats, 3ct (Valid March – September). Be sure to head to Walmart to take advantage of the savings!
Do you give your dog or cat flea and tick treatment?