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WHY SPOT-ON PRODUCTS CAN BE HAZARDOUS FOR DOGS

WHY SPOT-ON PRODUCTS CAN BE HAZARDOUS FOR DOGS

Anti-flea and tick spot-on formulations have been in the market already for almost 20 years as an effective tool to fight insect pests in pets. But this efficacy can come at an expensive cost: a sick or even dead pet. Typically anti-flea and tick spot-on formulations are highly concentrated anti-insect chemical agents that protect dogs (and certain products also cats) against fleas and ticks by spreading over their bodies either via the blood stream or the fat glands. Since long the benefits of spot-on formulations have been lauded by many dog owners simply because the efficacy of the products is…

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MOSQUITO-BORNE HEARTWORM DISEASE CAN BE FATAL FOR DOGS

MOSQUITO-BORNE HEARTWORM DISEASE CAN BE FATAL FOR DOGS

Heartworm Disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal for dogs. Due to the potential severity of the disease and its treatment, disease prevention is of paramount importance. The most powerful Heartworm Disease control measure is the prevention of mosquito bites. Dog Armor Knockdown gear can protect dogs from the bites of mosquitoes (and other biting insects) by killing those that come into contact with the gear. Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm (Dirofilaria immitis) that infects dogs and other animals. The only way that dogs get heartworms is by the bite of an infected mosquito. The Heartworm Disease cycle…

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PREVENTION OF TICK BITES AND LYME DISEASE IN DOGS AND HUMANS

PREVENTION OF TICK BITES AND LYME DISEASE IN DOGS AND HUMANS

Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that attach themselves to animals and people. Once attached to a host, ticks feed voraciously and as they feed, they can transmit a number of diseases, including Lyme disease. Lyme disease does not only affect dogs but also humans. A bite from an infected tick can mean tiredness, fever, joint pain, and loss of appetite. An effective way to prevent Lyme disease is tick control. Dog Armor Knockdown gear can protect dogs from the bites of ticks (and other biting insects) by killing those that come into contact with the gear. Ticks may cause a host…

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