Dog Flea & Tick Products
There are few things more annoying for your dog, and for you, than a flea infestation or a tick bite. More than this, these afflictions can cause misery, discomfort, and serious health problems for your pet, so it is vital that you get the right protection.
This is where the VetShopMax product line provides a real advantage to owners and their animals. Whether you are looking for dog flea products or for tick treatments for dogs, you will find what you need here.
Our product range is selected and curated by our team of skilled veterinary experts, each of whom has extensive experience in providing care to dogs and pets. This is why you can rely on our dog flea products and on our tick treatments for dogs, chosen by dog lovers for dog lovers just like you.
We invite you to browse our product range and find the product that you and your dog needs. Remember that our team is on hand and waiting to take your call. We are perfectly positioned to provide you with the assistance and guidance that you need.
The Right Tick and Flea Treatment for Your Dog
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and different breeds need different anti-flea medications. With this in mind, we have put together a comprehensive range designed to support the needs of dogs and dog owners across the country.
Finding the right medication for your beloved pet can be expensive, but at VetShopMax we do our best to ease the cost to your household. You will find our range stocked with tick treatments and flea products for dogs, all at prices that will make you smile and which are covered by our price match promise.
Read on to learn more about our range.
Flea and Tick Treatments for Small Dogs
Small dogs need a special type of care when it comes to tick bites and flea infestations. For this, we provide flea and tick treatments for small dogs, designed specifically with their smaller frames and their particular requirements in mind.
As a rule of thumb, most owners find our small dog range suitable for animals between one and 10lbs, but please get in touch with our team if you are not sure which product to opt for.
Flea and Tick Treatments for Medium Sized Dogs
For slightly larger - but not too large - dogs, we present our medium range. In most cases, this range will be suitable for dogs ranging from 10 to 20lbs in weight. Feel free to get in touch if you are not sure which is the best option for your dog.
Flea and Tick Treatments for Large Dogs
We also provide treatments for large and extra large dogs. Typically, dogs weighing between 20 and 55lbs will be classed as large dogs, while dogs with weights of between 55.1 and 88lbs will find the extra large range more suitable.
The expert team are always available if you need any information on the best selection to make for your beloved pet.
Recognised Brands and Generic Products You Can Trust
The VetShopMax range includes many of the most recognisable brands on the market. These are brands which you can trust; brands like Revolution, Frontline Plus, Bravecto, Simparica, Nexgard and more.
What's more, you will find all of these brands at prices which you can rely on. We will not be beaten on price for any of our products, which is why we provide our price match guarantee across the board.
We also provide generic tick and flea products for dogs. These products are low in terms of cost, but high in terms of effectiveness, and you can rely on the fact that they will get the job done without harming your budget.
If you have any questions about any of the products or services we offer, get in touch with the team today. To get started, simply browse our product lines to make your selection.
How Can Dogs Get Bitten by a Tick?
Ticks are commonly associated with livestock such as cattle and sheep. If you live near farmland, or if your dog has come into contact with this kind of animal, it is important to carefully check their fur for ticks and to monitor their behaviour closely.
However, this is not the only source of tick bites in the USA. Read on to learn more:
Rodents - It is important not to encourage rodents to enter your property. Clear away any spillages of foodstuffs or other potential sustenance.
Countryside areas - Ticks do not necessarily need a host in order to survive. They can live in tall grasses or within other plants, latching onto your dog as it passes.
Humans - Ticks can become attached to humans, or can become hidden in clothes or bags. This demonstrates how easy it can be for your dog to acquire an unwanted passenger, and shows how important regular checks and a good stock of tick products are for you and your pet.
Browse our product listings and find anti-tick medication which you and your dog can rely on. Our team are always ready to offer guidance and support when needed.
The Dangers of a Tick Bite
In many cases, if your dog gets bitten by a flea, it will suffer no ill effects other than some discomfort or irritation. However, a tick bite can cause serious illness and even death, which means treatment should be administered without delay, and owners should remain vigilant for ticks or other parasites in their pet's fur.
Read on for some of the illnesses which can be caused by a tick bite.
- Tick paralysis and general difficulty in movement - this is usually temporary and symptoms will be resolved once the tick is safely removed
- Weakness and lethargy
- Swollen joints
- Lyme disease
- Ehrlichiosis - a bacterial infection affecting white blood cells and immunity
- Babesiosis - a bacterial infection with a wide range of different symptoms
Keep your dog safe from tick bites. Take a look at our range of tick treatments for dogs, and remember to get in touch with our team with any questions or queries you might have.
How Can Dogs Get Fleas?
Fleas are a common ailment for dogs, particularly active and sociable animals. While certainly annoying and irritating - both for you and your dog, fleas are not usually considered a serious threat to your dogs health and well-being.
Your dog can get fleas in several different ways. Here are a few of the most common;
From Other Dogs
Dogs love playing with other dogs. This is great for your dog's health and well being, but it can also be a source of flea infestation. If your dog has been in contact with any of its furry friends recently, it is worth checking its fur for eggs or for adult parasites.
It is especially worth checking for fleas if your dog has been in a kennel or in another facility recently. While these facilities are generally kept neat and tidy, they are a prime habitat for fleas.
From Your Home
Unfortunately, even a clean and tidy home can harbour fleas. Humans can bring fleas into your home via their shoes and clothes, and animals can also bring fleas on to your property.
If you notice any fleas in your home, it is important that you remove your dog from the area and apply a dog flea treatment product. You may also need professional pest control services to get rid of the fleas on your property.
From the Outside
Fleas are commonly found in the fur of animals, but they can also exist in the outdoors for long periods of time, particularly in the summer when the conditions are right.
To combat this, make it part of your regular grooming routine to check for fleas in your dog's coat, and invest in flea products for dogs from the VetShopMax range.
From Other Animals
There are many different kinds of animals which carry fleas. If your dog comes into contact with any of the following, you should check his or her fur for parasites;
- Mice, rats, shrews, and voles
- Birds, particularly pigeons
- Ferrets, squirrels, weasels, and stoats
It is not always easy to tell exactly when your dog has had contact with any of these animals. This is why regular checks and grooming are recommended. It is also important to keep a good stock of flea treatment for dogs in your home.
The Dangers of Flea Infestation
If left unchecked, flea infestations can be seriously damaging to your dog's health. Here are a few of the ailments you need to protect your pet against with high-quality flea treatments for dogs from VetShopMax.
Flea allergy dermatitis - A nasty skin condition which is caused by allergic reactions to flea bites
Tapeworms - Tapeworm eggs are small enough to be carried and transmitted by fleas
Haemobartonellosis - This is a bacterial infection which affects your dog's red blood cells. The condition can lead to weakness, lethargy, and anaemia.
While these diseases are rare, they are serious enough to make them genuinely concerning for dog lovers. Make sure your dog is safe from such illnesses with regular grooming and checking for fleas, and by making sure your flea medication is well stocked.
Browse the VetShopMax listings and find the right dog flea product for you, or get in touch with our team to discover more.
Getting the Best for Your Household and Your Dog
Finding the best dog flea and tick products is not always an easy task. There is so much to consider, and so often the market comes up short.
You need a product which you can use regularly but which is not going to make you go way over your monthly budget.
You need a product which you can rely on to keep your dog safe from the disease and discomfort that ticks and fleas can bring.
You need a product that your dog is going to love; one which will fit neatly into their regular grooming schedule.
We know that there is no 'one size fits all' answer to this conundrum. We know that all dogs and all dog owners are different in their own special ways. This is why we strive to provide the most comprehensive and effective product range on the market.
Take a look at the products in our range and find what you need today. If you have any questions or queries at all, get in touch with our team. We are waiting to take your call.
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