How can I protect my dog from fleas and ticks?
Fleas and ticks are hard to avoid. They live in the same environments as your dog—indoors and outdoors—and can grow rapidly in number. For example, one female tick can lay as many as 5,000 eggs over a lifetime, and fleas can hide in your carpeting and furniture.
These parasites can be more than annoying – ticks transmit numerous diseases to your dog, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Fleas can cause skin allergies, itching and tapeworm infections. Mosquitoes may spread heartworm infection, which can be serious and is becoming more and more common.
Effectively controlling fleas and ticks often requires a multipronged approach. You may want to consider a three-step defense that covers your dog, your home and your yard. This can help reduce the number of fleas and ticks in your dog’s environment, your dog’s exposure to them, and the risks of disease caused by them.
Below are some important products that Virbac has developed to control fleas, ticks and more. Talk to your veterinarian about how these products may be used to best protect your dog. As with any treatment, always listen to your veterinarian’s instructions and read the product label.
ECTOADVANCE® Plus for Dogs
Kills adult fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae, kills ticks including those that may transmit Lyme disease, kills chewing lice, and rapidly eliminates chewing lice infestations.
ECTOADVANCE Plus for Dogs is for use only on dogs 8 weeks of age or older. DO NOT USE ON CATS.
If you have questions about any of these products or specific concerns about your pet’s health, print out our Checkup Checklist and contact your veterinarian.