The best flea and tick treatment is prevention
Because of our warmer climate, it is always flea and tick season in Albuquerque and Los Lunas. Getting your pet treated for Fleas and Ticks is an important part of their annual care. It is best if you do preventative treatment for fleas and ticks, and this can easily be done with a simple monthly treatment. Frontline is Vetco’s preferred prevention and treatment for flea’s and tick’s.
Come into Vetco on Menaul or in Vetco Los Lunas to get your flea and tick treatment today!
Flea and Tick Q&A
Monthly is the best prevention. That way you ensure that no matter what season it is, your pet is protected. However, not all areas need monthly treatment. It is best to talk to your vet about the best prevention program for where you live. A good rule of thumb is monthly during the spring and summer when fleas are at their peak.
Frontline usually starts working within 4 hours
No, they are killed through contact with it on your pets coat.
As the fleas die they rise to the surface of your pet’s coat. This shows that it is working!
24 hours after application and your pet will be fine for getting in water.
No. Frontline is designed specifically for cats and dogs. Also, make sure you use the treatment for your cat on your cat and the treatment for your dog on your dog. The chemicals are different and using dog flea treatment on your cat can make them very sick, or even kill them.
No. The treatment will work for 30 days, so don’t reapply until the 3o days have past.
Possibly. Many times if your pet has fleas, your house has fleas. You might need to treat for a few months to make sure that all the eggs have hatched and the new fleas have been killed. Frontline does kill flea eggs, but you may have eggs in your house and not just on your dog.
You can start treatment as soon as 8 weeks old.
A flea can lay eggs and hatch in 21 days.
Treating your pet is the best prevention. But it is also a good idea to get periodic bug treatment in your house, wash your dog bed, keep your grass cut short, vacuum your carpet, cover outdoor crawl spaces that wildlife might hide in.