Protecting our furry family members from fleas and tapeworms is serious business. There isn’t anything we wouldn’t do for your precious pups Lehua and Sofia. Staying informed and on top of what our pets need to make sure they live a healthy and wonderful life is my top priority.
Saying Goodbye to Fleas and Tapeworms with Sentinel Spectrum
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I’ve let you all know how we are giving our pets year round prevention from parasites with Virbac® SENTINEL® SPECTRUM®. This is an amazing beef chew we’ve been giving to our pooches since March. We are very pleased with the ease of using it. It’s a quick little chew given once a month that both our dogs love. This pill protects our family pets from 6 of the most common parasites that are out there lurking to harm them.
Yes I like how easy it is to give them this monthly pill, most importantly I love how SENTINEL SPECTRUM works to prevent pesky parasites from attacking our sweet fur babies. You are literally able to stop flea eggs and maggot-like flea larvae from developing into adults which combats the re-infestation issues so many dogs can endure. This is breaking that horrible cycle so many pets and pet owners have had to deal with.
Fleas can seriously cause a huge up roar in and around your home. Did you know that the fleas you see are just a tiny fraction of what is really there in your home? Fleas you don’t see are able to survive for up to 1 year in you house before finding a host! By using SENTINEL SPECTRUM, eggs and larvae are unable to develop into adult fleas! YAY!
Many of our readers reported in the survey we took last month that they thought their pets only needed flea protection during the warmer months. In fact, during colder weather fleas survive as adults on dogs and cats or other wild mammals. They can also survive within pupal casings as pre-emerged adults in protected environments. Oh my! That’s not good! Thank goodness with Sentinel Brand Products we are able to stop fleas from developing into adults. Cycle snapped!!!!
So what about these tapeworms? Our pooches can contract tapeworms from ingesting fleas while they are licking and grooming themselves. They can also get tapeworms by their response to a flea bite or even if they ingest dead animals that have tapeworms. The tapeworms can be diagnosed when our vet finds segments in our dog’s feces, at the rectum area or in their bedding. They appear to be small white worms. Yuck. We don’t want these things living in our precious family members. In order to protect them from getting these pesky creatures we need to prevent it with SENTINEL SPECTRUM and their unique ingredient Lufenuron (find out more here).
As I mentioned earlier we had a survey going around last month. Here are some interesting things we found out about what many of us know and don’t know about parasite protection.
— 84% & 80% of respondents stated that protection from fleas and heartworm (respectively) was either a High or Very High priority to them as pet parents.
— 79% of respondents said that they provide their dog flea prevention all year-long whereas 20% said that they only provide flea prevention during the spring and summer months.
— 70% of respondents said that a dog can contract tapeworms from ingesting just one infested flea.
— 90% of respondents said that tapeworm segments can be found near a dog’s anus, in feces and/or where he lives and sleeps.
We have a tremendous amount of informed and loving pet owners, don’t we? Our fur babies depend on us to know what they need so they can be happy and healthy while they give us their unconditional love.
Our family is so happy with the complete protection we have found with Virbac® SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® with the amazing text and email reminders, the yummy beef chew that is easy to store and the way we give it once a month and forget about it until the following month. This is the easiest no hassle way to give our pets the best protection they deserve!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Virbac® SENTINEL® SPECTRUM®. The opinions and text are all mine.