“Advantage for Dogs” – To protect the race of dogs from fleas

Advantage for Dogs

Dogs are the domestic animal with which we have developed a close association. Dogs are the best friend of man. Dogs have not only offered love and affection but they are more even like us than we thought in emotions. Experts have researched and said that the dogs can read facial expressions, communicate jealousy, show empathy etc. Humans have the physical, emotional and social benefits of canine companionship. If pet owners are asked, what they dread most about the dogs. The topic that invariably comes up is fleas, which the dog is mostly affected with this blood sucking insect in summer months.

Let us find out what are fleas on dogs, how they hurt, what are the symptoms and the precautions to be taken to protect the race of dogs from fleas!!

What are fleas?

Fleas are nimble, wingless bloodsucking insects that are an annoyance to pets. The fleas can carry and transmit the serious diseases in domestic dogs. Fleas always feed on dogs and other animals when they are hungry. There are types of fleas, which reproduce profusely and rapidly. Fleas can’t fly but they have got strong and powerful rear legs which help them to jump to an extraordinary length.

Mostly the dogs get affected by fleas in warm climate that is mostly in summer. Dogs get fleas if they come in contact with other animals that are already affected by the flea problem. Fleas are commonly found on a dog’s abdomen, the base of the head and the tail. If the dog is affected by heavy infestations, then fleas can thrive anywhere on the body. Fleas feed themselves once in a day or in two days time.

How do fleas hurt the dog?

  • 70-75% Fleas can consume 1ml of blood per day from a dog’s body. It is the worst case if the puppies are affected by the fleas, they can cause severe anemia or death.

  • From each bite flea the pooch can cause minor skin irritation.

  • Fleas even carry a tapeworm.

How to find the dog has got fleas?

Fleas consume 14 times more blood then their body weight, because of which young puppies may get severe anemia and be life threatening to them. There are many symptoms in dogs if they are affected by fleas as below:

  • Flea allergy dermatitis

  • Intense itching, licking or biting at skin

  • Hair loss

  • Reddened skin

  • Scabs and hot spots

  • Pale gums

  • Tapeworms

  • Flea dirt in a dog’s coat

  • Flea eggs on dog

How to get rid of them and make the dog win the race?

By reading the above article you might have got the idea of diseases that can be caused by those small blood sucking fleas. Not to worry as there are many products launched in the market for the prevention of flea. The highly recommended treatment for dogs to get rid of flea is “Advantage”. Advantage is the topical monthly treatment for dogs that kills all fleas found on a canine’s body within 12 hours time and prevents the dog from future infestations. Advantage for dogs is a waterproof topical treatment which will remain on the body even after the dogs are given bath.

The advantage for dogs comes in different pack and available according to their body weight. The Advantage for small dogs/pups 1-10lbs (green), Advantage for Medium Dogs 11-20lbs (aqua), Advantage for large dogs 21-55lbs (red), Advantage for extra large dogs over 55lbs (blue). The ingredient used is Imidacloprid, which is an insecticide. It saves the dogs from flea biting and assists in treating Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD), tapeworms and kills flea larvae.

This “Advantage for dogs” helps our pooch to win the race from fleas and get rid of other problems related to it.

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