Flea and tick control can be a little confusing. There are so many options and price points out there. You may be forgetting to ask your vet some very important questions about what is right for you and your pet when it comes to flea and tick control.
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It can get hectic when I take my dogs to the vet. I’m trying to keep them calm and occupied while also listening to what the vet has to say. It can feel very chaotic and rushed. It is important to bring a list of questions for your vet so that you don’t forget to ask the important questions you may have.
Here is what you may want to ask about flea and tick control during your next vet appointment.
What should I expect from my flea and tick control?
If you are using a product and you see a flea is that normal and still means the product is working? What are things you should be looking out for? Are there any side effects that you need to be aware of? Make sure you know that the product is doing what it claims to do.
What is new in flea and tick control?
You may be using a product that has been around for years and you could be getting more out of your flea and tick control. Ask about the latest products on the market and compare the benefits and price for your budget. The newer products seem to offer better application methods so that is something to take into account as well.
Should I use a prescription product or just get a product over-the-counter?
Your vet can help you make an educated decision about what is best for your dog and your budget. Over-the-counter products may seem cheaper but prescription products have more in depth safety and efficacy study requirements for approval. You need to decide what is best for you.
What product is best for my dog and my lifestyle?
Let your vet know about your lifestyle. Is your dog indoors or outdoors more often? Do you have other pets? Are you really going to remember to give your dog medication every month or does it need to be every other month? You also may want a product that is very easy to give to your dog.
Ask to get more information on BRAVECTO®.
If you are interested in treating less often with a tasty chew without compromising on safety or efficacy you should ask about BRAVECTO® (fluralaner).
BRAVECTO is the only chewable option for dogs for both fleas AND tick control and it lasts up to 12 weeks*
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Ask About Discounts
If you are worried about the cost of prescription flea and tick control, you can always ask your vet if the manufacturer offers any kind of coupons or rebates for the product you want. A lot of them do so it never hurts to ask.
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