Although very few tick bites result in disease, both dogs and cats bitten by ticks can become infected with a tick-borne disease, such as Lyme disease. The sooner a tick that has bitten into the animal is removed, the lower the risk of infection being transmitted from the tick.

There are various preventive measures tick repellent for dogs and cats who stay in tick areas. Even when using tick repellent, it's a good idea to check your animal often, then there's a good chance you'll spot the tick even before it gets attached.

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Different types of preventive tick products for dogs

There are three preventive variants tick repellent for dogs:

  • Collar, works after 1 week, and gives effect for 5-8 months (depends on product). Should not be used for puppies younger than 7 weeks.
  • Agent that is applied to the fur, fully effective after 2-3 days, and gives effect for approx. 4 weeks. Should not be used for puppies younger than 2-8 weeks (depends on product).
  • Chewable tablet, immediate effect. The effect lasts for 8-12 weeks, depending on the type of raft.

 

There are 2 variants of preventive tick treatment for cats:

  • Agents that are applied to the fur are most common for cats. Full effect after approx. 2 days, and gives effect for 3-5 weeks. Should not be used for kittens younger than 8 weeks.
  • Collar, works within 2 days and gives effect for 8 months. Should not be used for kittens younger than 10 weeks.
  • It is important not to use the dog's tick agent on a cat, read carefully on the package which animal the tick agent is intended for.

Note that these types of tick repellants are all prescription-only. 

Contact us if you have any questions about tick repellants. We can help you find the right type of tick repellent that is suitable for your dog and or cat. Then the choice will be optimal.
 
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