Why Does Your Dog or Cat Need A Flea and Tick Prevention?

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!

Petarmor plus for dogs flea and tick preventionGetting 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 TrackerThis post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
why do dogs need flea and tick medication

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 for dogs flea and tick treatment

PetArmor® Plus vet-quality formula kills –

  • Fleas
  • flea eggs
  • flea larvae
  • ticks
  • chewing lice

for up to 30 days! The formula is based on the weight of your pet.

PetArmor Plus for dogs

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!

Why do dogs need flea and tick treatment

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? 

Why does your dog or cat need a flea and tick prevention







  1. April 10, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    At our house, we have two golden retrievers and are deeply committed to flea and tick prevention. I have a friend who’s cat had a terrible problem with fleas and getting rid of them was a nightmare. Not just for the poor kitty, but everyone else in the house too because they were everywhere.

  2. April 10, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    We have two cats in our home. No dogs right now. Both of our cats are indoor cats so we do not have to worry about this prevention but I know friends who have had to deal with a flea infestation and it was terrible for everyone involved. Prevention is KEY!

  3. lisalisa
    April 11, 2018 / 7:42 am

    My daughter always purchase this Pet Armor flea and tick brand for her dog and we did also for our cat. I agree it is important to make sure your are treating your dog or cat year round so you can prevent diseases. That’s a nice Shepard dog you have there.

  4. Gemille Sleweon
    April 11, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    Thanks for this informative post. I’m looking to adopt my first dog with in the next few months, so I’m very appreciative of posts like this. I want to be able to give my new dog the best care I can, and i understand that flea protection is ver important for dogs.

  5. Denver
    May 7, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Felicita, I always scared of the tick. You know It’s dangerous, not only for our pets even dangerous for human too. But didn’t much sense to careful about it. After reading this post, now I gather some idea, hope your suggestions will work and saves my pets too. 🙂

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