Did you know that May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month? Summer is on its way, and it’s time for pet parents everywhere to start thinking about how they will keep fleas and ticks away from their pets this season. Traditional medication is better than nothing, but there’s an even better way: ultrasonic Tickless devices. Keep reading to learn more about these clever innovations and why they’re the superior choice for your pet’s health.
The Danger of Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are common pests that may attach themselves to your pets’ fur when they spend time outdoors. Not only do these insects cause itching and allergic reactions for many people and pets, but they can also transmit many serious diseases. This includes Lyme disease, a severe bacterial infection that can cause permanent cognitive, neurological, and heart damage.
Both your human and animal family members are at risk from these pests, so it’s important to take steps to keep them away from you during the time of year when they are most active.
How Does Tickless Work?
Tickless is a line of small ultrasonic devices that emit a series of continuous sonic pulses while it is worn. These pulses cannot be heard by humans or animals – they are calibrated specifically to disrupt fleas’ and ticks’ sense of direction. This causes the pests to become too confused to navigate your pet’s fur properly. Instead of clinging to your fur kid’s coat and causing problems, they drop off harmlessly and do not come back.
Why It’s Better
Conventional flea and tick medication is effective, but it also comes with some risks for your pets. If ingested, it can make them very sick or even kill them. The medication is typically applied to the back of the neck to make it as difficult as possible for your pet to reach, but this doesn’t eliminate all possible contact (especially if you have multiple pets who may lick each other when your back is turned).
Flea and tick collars use the same type of toxic chemicals that are present in flea and tick medication. The collars rub against your pet’s fur and slowly spread the chemicals through their coat over time. This method exposes your pet to a lower dose of medication, but it still poses many of the same risks.
Tickless, on the other hand, is a chemical-free flea and tick solution. It is just as effective as flea and tick medication, but there is no risk to your cat or dog. It’s the perfect way to keep them safe without potentially creating other health problems for them. Just clip the device onto your pet’s collar and enjoy the next 6 to 12 months without worrying about fleas and ticks!
Protect Your Pet from Pests Today
If you’re interested in trying out Tickless devices for your furry friends, you can find several models on the shelves here at For Your Fur Kids. Visit us at our Windsor location to check out our selection and find the right product to keep every member of your family safe from fleas and ticks this season.