Your impatience can be your worst enemy
If you worry about your dog, along with a handful of things – making it to work on time, sending the kids to school, drafting that proposal – it’s easy to make mistakes in applying flea treatment for dogs. The need to get things done and over with makes for a hurried series of gestures, and a clumsiness that your dog, and later on you, will pay the price for. Below is a list of the inconveniences one suffers (your dog suffers, too) because of this rushed getting things done mentality.
1. The treatment may not take effect as expected, or as long, since the guide was not adhered to strictly.
If you bought and tried to use topical treatments, that means a tube and some squeezing needed – that you squeeze all when instructed to do so and where it’s instructed to do so.
Applying the treatment on an area on your dog that your dog seems to keep scratching, despite the intention on your part to relieve that spot’s itch, may not be in keeping with an optimal treatment in keeping with the experience of vets and tested lab results. You can’t just do as you please, since these topical solutions are not like anti itch lotions for humans – there’s a more efficient way for them to be used, and that’s detailed in the instructions.
2. You risk someone’s health – you, your dog’s, your family. The threat of a disease getting transmitted from a tick to a human being is always present, even though not all ticks transmit diseases. This scenario, which can worry parents and health buffs, can be prevented with the proper administration of a reliable flea treatment for dogs along with cleaning routines – the house, the kennel, the garbage, regular showers for the dog, etc.
At the very least, your dog is always open to reinfestation when treated by not maintained. In addition to potentail disease transmission, your dog will leave tufts of forcibly scratched hair all over the house, and will be showing patches of raw skin – if it is left untreated.
3. Should fleas remain, that’s added discomfort for the dog, and more problems for you – even though you can avoid a failed treatment or reinfestation.
You will read about, in the instructions or package inserts, a length of time when you can expect results buy only after you’ve administered the treatment as instructed.
Don’t experiment with the treatment, as when it’s given the wrong way, you won’t get the results the product advertises.
Disposal of the applicators or materials used in administering the treatment should also be a note of concern for the dog owner.
If you read the package inserts you can be properly informed of the contraindications and warnings, which include when not to use the treatment and if the chemical is hazardous.