Fleas are dangerous parasites that can be a real nuisance if not treated properly. They always come back and are very resilient which is why they reproduce very easily and in great numbers. Fleas are not only stressful and irritating for dogs, but can be dangerous as well. They can cause FAD (flea allergy dermatitis), various secondary skin irritations, Lyme disease, and even anemia in some extreme cases, especially with small puppies.
If you notice small particles similar to soil and if your dog is itchy and scratchy, then you’re definitely dealing with flea infestation.
Today, arguably the most advanced preventative against fleas is the oral medication.
There are many advantages of oral flea medications, and these are just to name a few:
Effective and cost-effective
Oral flea medications are at the moment the most effective flea treatment your dog can get. They are 99.9% effective in killing adult fleas, which is way more than topical medications.
Apart from that, oral flea medications are also effective in fighting off some other pests such as ticks, intestinal parasites and worms as well. So this way you don’t have to spend money on different medications, because oral flea preventives offer all-in-one protection.
Easy to administer
These medications are in the form of chewable tablets that are usually flavored so the dog will eat it right away. No more messy topical treatments.
Entire body protection
Unlike some topical anti-flea options like Frontline, oral flea medications leave nothing to chance. The whole body is protected from fleas, and not just some of its parts.
If you want immediate results, then oral flea medications are the perfect solution. Some of the pills begin working after only half an hour, and within 4 hours your dog is practically flea-free.
Most of them are FDA approved so they are perfectly safe for your dog. Still, it’s best to consult with your local vet to see which one is the most suitable for your dog, depending on its size, lifestyle and breed. Most of the tablets are safe for use for adult dogs, as well as pregnant and lactating dogs.